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(1)   Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
"I can deal with this crew of workers"
"This blender can't handle nuts"
"She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
(2)   Watch and direct
"Who is overseeing this project?"
(3)   Be successful; achieve a goal
"She succeeded in persuading us all"
"I managed to carry the box upstairs"
"She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it"
"The pianist negociated the difficult runs"
(4)   Carry on or manage
"We could do with a little more help around here"
(5)   Achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
(6)   Come to terms or deal successfully with
"We got by on just a gallon of gas"
"They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"


From , probably < < < ; see manual.


  1. to direct or be in charge of.
  2. to handle or control
  3. to force.
  4. to succeed at an attempt
    He managed to climb the tower.
  5. to achieve without fuss, or without outside help.