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Definition of stage verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stage
    he / she / it stages
    past simple staged
    -ing form staging
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  1. 1stage something to organize and present a play or an event for people to see to stage a ceremony/an event/an exhibition The local theater group is staging a production of “Hamlet.” Rio de Janeiro will stage the 2016 Olympics.
  2. 2stage something to organize and take part in action that needs careful planning, especially as a public protest to stage a strike/demonstration/march/protest
  3. 3stage something to make something happen The dollar staged a recovery earlier today. After five years in retirement, he staged a comeback to international tennis.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stage