This page is about the phrasal verb engage inFORMAL
to become involved in something related to competition or conflict, such as a debate, a battle, or a dispute.
- 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,
The U.S. always seems to be engaged in
Contributor: Matt Errey