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Gage \Gage\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gaged (g[=a]jd); p. pr & vb. n. Gaging (g[=a]"j[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. gager. See Gage, n., a pledge.]

  1. To give or deposit as a pledge or security for some act; to wage or wager; to pawn or pledge. [Obs.]

    A moiety competent Was gaged by our king.

  2. To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.

    Great debts Wherein my time, sometimes too prodigal, Hath left me gaged.


vb. (en-past of: gage)

Usage examples of "gaged".

Can you deny that you gaged your ruby ring against my golden bracelet that yonder Knight of the Libbard, or how call you him, could not be seduced from his post?

Therewith all suddeinly he seemd enraged,And threatned death with dreadfull countenaunce,As if their liues had in his hand beene gaged.

As the red squared formed and pulsed, Felix, against all orders and procedures, reached behind his back and disen gaged his rifle.