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gage vb. (3 a sense peculiar to S.)
1. to pledge, stake, risk Ham. I. i. 91 “a moiety competent Was g-d by our king,” Lucr. 144 “one for all, or all for one we gage.”
2. to bind as by oath or promise 1H4 I. iii. 173 “Did gage them both in an unjust behalf,” Troil. V. i. 46.
3. to entangle “in” Mer.V. I. i. 131* “the great debts Wherein my time . . . Hath left me gaged.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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