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verb     stage-manage pronunciation in British English
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present tense
I/you/we/theystage-manage
he/she/itstage-manages
present participlestage-managing
past tensestage-managed
past participlestage-managed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to organize an event such as a political meeting or a protest, especially so that people’s actions seem natural when, in fact, they are planned
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] theatre to be a stage manager for a play or other show

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