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Engage, 1) to pawn, to pledge: “I to thee --d a prince's word,” Err. V, 162. “I have --d myself to a dear friend, --d my friend to his mere enemy,” Merch. III, 2, 264. Merch. III, 2, 264 “this to be true, I do e. my life,” As V, 4, 172. “there is my honour's pawn; e. it to the trial,” R2 IV, 56. 71 (== take it up as a pawn). “I will e. my word to thee,” H4A II, 4, 563. “suffered his kinsman March to be --d in Wales, there without ransom to lie forfeited,” IV, 3, 95.* “Westmoreland, that was --d, did bear it,” V, 2, 44. “let all my land be sold. 'tis all --d,” Tim. II, 2, 155. “what other oath than honesty to honesty --d,” Caes. II, 1, 127. “I here e. my word,” Oth. III, 3, 462.
2) to bind by contract or promise: “enough, I am --d; I will challenge him,” Ado IV, 1, 335. “hold it sin to break the vow I am --d in,” LLL IV, 3, 178. “too old, to be --d to young,” Mids. I, 1, 138. “come --d by my oath,” R2 I, 3, 17. “I do stand --d to many Greeks, in the faith of valour, to appear to them,” Troil. V, 3, 68.
3) to enlist, to embark in an affair, to venture: “under whose blessed cross we are impressed and --d to fight,” H4A I, 1, 21. “a quarrel which hath our several honours all --d to make it gracious,” Troil. II, 2, 124. “--ing and redeeming of himself with such a careless force,” V, 5, 39. “we have --d ourselves too far,” Ant. IV, 7, 1.
4) to bind, to tie: “we all that are --d to this loss,” H4B I, 1, 180. “O limed soul, that, struggling to be free, art more --d,” Hml. III, 3, 69.
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