stage

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsteɪdʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/steɪdʒ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stāj)

Inflections of 'stage' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
stages
v 3rd person singular
staging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
staged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
staged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

stage

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [main, concert, theater] stage
  2. a [vital, pivotal, crucial, key] stage (in)
  3. in the [first, second, third, next, final, last] stage (of)
  4. in the [first, beginning] stages (of)
  5. the [quarter-final, semi-final, play-off] stage
  6. (at) an [early, late] stage of the [proceedings, match, season]
  7. the [third] stage of the [plan, process, project]
  8. the [plan] is in its [infancy, review, growth] stage
  9. is still in its [early] stages
  10. the [singer, speaker, band] took the stage
  11. the [singer] was [booed, jeered] off the stage
  12. the play is on stage in [Broadway, the West End]
  13. had always [wanted, hoped] to be on stage
  14. the stage is set (for)
  15. exit stage [left, right]
  16. stars of stage and screen
  17. a [person's, child's, insect's] development has several stages
  18. is going through a (new) stage
  19. is going through one of his stages
  20. is just another stage
  21. hope this is just another stage
  22. [starting, beginning] a new stage in your life
  23. the various stages of development
  24. in the [early] stages of his [life, career]
n as adj
  1. a [three] -stage [rocket, program]
  2. the stage [manager, designer]
  3. went to stage school
  4. has [amazing, great] stage presence
v
  1. stage a [murder, robbery]
  2. stage a [coup, revolution, protest, sit-in]
  3. (threatened to) stage [industrial action, a strike]
  4. stage a [24-hour, one-day, hunger] strike
  5. stage a [play, musical]
  6. are staging a performance of
  7. stage the [largest, biggest, maximum, first]
  8. staged in [London]
  9. stage the [conversation, interaction]
  10. the [scene, event, conversation] was staged
  11. the whole thing was staged by
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