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phrasal verb [transitive] formal
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present tense
I/you/we/theyengage in
he/she/itengages in
present participleengaging in
past tenseengaged in
past participleengaged in
  1. 1
    engage in something to take part in a particular activity, especially one that involves competing with other people or talking to them

    He has engaged in a dispute with his former business partner.

  2. 2
    engage someone in conversation to start having a conversation with someone
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