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Gage, vb. (cf. Gauge) 1) to pledge, to pawn: “one for all, or all for one we g.” Lucr. 144. “a moiety competent was --d by our king,” Hml. I, 1, 91.
2) to engage, to bind: “the great debts wherein my time hath left me --d,” Merch. I, 1, 130. “that men of your nobility and power did g. them both in an unjust behalf,” H4A I, 3, 173. “--ing me to keep an oath,” Troil. V, 1, 46. cf. Ingaged.
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