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engineer

2 verb
     
Related topics: Engineering
engineer2 [transitive]
1 to make something happen by skilful secret planning:
powerful enemies who engineered his downfall
Perhaps she could engineer a meeting between them?
2 to change the genetic structure of a plant, animal etc [= genetically modify]:
the dangers of engineering native plants
3 [often passive] technicalTE to design and plan the building of roads, bridges, machines, etc

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