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manage verb

1 succeed in doing sth

ADV. nicely, perfectly/very well I can manage perfectly well on my own, thank you. | successfully | eventually, finally | somehow | financially She was finding it difficult to manage financially.

VERB + MANAGE be able to, can/could Can you manage? | have to We'll just have to manage somehow. | be difficult to | be easy to

PREP. on I don't know how they manage on only £50 a week. | without I can manage without a dishwasher.

PHRASES manage on your own

2 control/direct sb/sth

ADV. competently, effectively, efficiently, properly, successfully, well | badly | actively We will actively manage your portfolio to maximize the return on your investment. | sustainably All our tropical timber products come from sustainably managed sources.

VERB + MANAGE be difficult to The children were very difficult to manage. | be easy to | learn (how) to You need to learn how to manage your time effectively.