engage in

This page is about the phrasal verb engage in.

Meaning: to become involved in something related to competition or conflict, such as a debate, a battle, or a dispute.

For example:

  • be engaged in sth The timber company is engaged in a dispute with local people over the destruction of their forests.

  • engage in sth We expect our students to engage in lively debates on the important issues of the day.

Nouns often used as objects with engage in: dispute, debate, conflict, war, warfare, battle, competition, struggle,

Quick Quiz:

The U.S. always seems to be engaged in

a. conflicts with other countries

b. celebrations with other countries

c. peace with other countries

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