W1S1 [ˈmænıdʒ] v
2¦(do something difficult)¦
3¦(deal with problems)¦
4¦(time/money etc)¦
5¦(live without much money)¦
6¦(not need help)¦
7¦(keep tidy)¦
9¦(be strong enough)¦
11¦(cause problems)¦
12 manage a smile/a few words etc
13¦(have time for)¦
[Date: 1500-1600; : Italian; Origin: maneggiare, from mano 'hand', from Latin manus]
1.) ¦(BUSINESS)¦ [T]
to direct or control a business or department and the people, equipment, and money involved in it
Kerry has been asked to manage a new department.
Managing a football team is harder than you think.
The company had been very badly managed.
a small brewery which has been owned and managed by the same family for over 100 years
see usage notecontrol2
to succeed in doing something difficult, especially after trying very hard
manage to do sth
I finally managed to push the huge animal away.
How do you manage to stay so slim?
We somehow managed to persuade him.
Juventus managed two goals in the last ten minutes.
I don't know how I'll manage it , but I'll be there.
to succeed in dealing with problems, living in a difficult situation etc
I don't know how she manages with seven children.
We didn't have the proper equipment, but we managed somehow.
manage without
How do you manage without a washing machine?
manage with
I can't afford to get you a new coat - you'll have to manage with the one you've got.
4.) ¦(TIME/MONEY ETC)¦ [T]
to use your time, money etc sensibly, without wasting it
Paying a little each month can help you manage your money.
You need to learn to manage your time more effectively.
Consultants can help academic institutions to manage their resources more efficiently.
to succeed in buying the things that you need in order to live even though you do not have very much money
= ↑get by
I honestly don't know how we'll manage now Keith's lost his job.
It'll be tight, but I guess I'll just about manage.
manage on
People like Jim have to manage on as little as $75 a week.
6.) ¦(NOT NEED HELP)¦ [I and T]
[i]spoken to be able to do something or carry something without help
Can you manage all right, Mum?
You'll never manage that suitcase; let me take it.
Thank you, but I think I can manage perfectly well on my own.
7.) ¦(KEEP TIDY)¦ [T]
especially BrE to succeed in keeping something neat and tidy
He'll never manage such a big garden on his own.
8.) ¦(CONTROL)¦ [T]
to control the behaviour of a person or animal, so that they do what you want
It's hard to manage your children and do the shopping.
The horse was huge and vicious. Giles was the only one who could manage her.
see usage notecontrol2
to be able to do something because you are strong enough or healthy enough
He tried to walk, but managed only a few shaky steps.
10.)¦(EAT/DRINK)¦ [T]
to be able to eat or drink something
Could you manage another drink?
to do something that causes problems - used humorously
manage to do sth
Andrews has managed to get himself sacked.
I don't know how I managed to arrive so late.
12.) manage a smile/a few words etc
to make yourself say or do something when you do not really want to
Tom looked tired but still managed a smile.
manage to smile/speak/laugh etc
'Why do you hate me so much?' he managed to say.
13.) ¦(HAVE TIME FOR)¦ [T]
to be able to meet someone or do something, even though you are busy
Can you manage dinner tonight?
'Is there any chance you could work late?' 'I think I could manage an hour.'

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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