Definition of man verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

man

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//mæn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mæn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they man
BrE BrE//mæn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mæn//
 
he / she / it mans
BrE BrE//mænz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mænz//
 
past simple manned
BrE BrE//mænd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mænd//
 
past participle manned
BrE BrE//mænd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mænd//
 
-ing form manning
BrE BrE//ˈmænɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænɪŋ//
 
 
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(manning, manned) man something to work at a place or be in charge of a place or a machine; to supply people to work somewhere synonym crew, staff Soldiers manned barricades around the city. The telephones are manned 24 hours a day by volunteers. Word Origin Old English man(n), (plural) menn (noun), mannian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch man, German Mann, and Sanskrit manu ‘mankind’. Phrasal Verbsman up
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