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Definition of stage-manage verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stage-manage
    he / she / it stage-manages
    past simple stage-managed
    -ing form stage-managing
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  1. 1stage-manage something to act as stage manager for a performance in a theater
  2. 2stage-manage something to arrange and carefully plan an event that the public will see, especially in order to give a particular impression
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stage-manage