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wage (the foll. are all the S. uses)
1. to lay as a wager, to stake Ham. V. ii. 154 (Qq “wagered”), Lr. I. i. 158, Cym. I. iv. 149.
2. to venture, hazard John I. i. 266, 1H4 IV. iv. 20 “too weak To an instant trial,” Oth. I. iii. 30, Ant. III. vii. 31.
3. to carry on (war) Ant. III. iv. 3; also intr. Lr. II. iv. 212 “To wage against the enmity o' the air.”
4. to contend equally, be equal Ant. V. i. 31 “His taints and honours Wag'd equal with him” (F2 “way”; mod. edd. “weigh†, weigh'd†”), Per. IV. ii. 34 “the commodity wages not with the danger.”
5. to remunerate (as with wages) Cor. V. v. [vi.] 40 “He wag'd me with his countenance.”
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