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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old North French
Origin: wagier 'to give as a guarantee', from wage; WAGE1

wage

2 verb
     
wage2 [transitive]
to be involved in a war against someone, or a fight against something
wage war (on somebody/something)
The police are waging war on drug pushers in the city.
wage a campaign/struggle/battle etc
The council has waged a vigorous campaign against the proposal.

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