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engage

i. To enter into air-combat engagement with intruders.
ii. An aircraft making contact with an arrester barrier—engaging the barrier. See aircraft arresting barrier.
iii. Contact made by a hook with an arrester wire—engaging the wire. See aircraft arresting cable.
iv. In air defense, a fire control order used to direct or authorize units and/or weapon systems to fire on a designated target—engage the target.
v. In air-to-ground operations, to fire weapons against ground targets—engage the target.
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Hunt was joined by a person whom he had invited, by letter, to engage as a partner in the expedition.
The fourth move after the victory of the Black Odwar found Gahan upon U-Dor's fourth; an Orange Panthan was on the adjoining square diagonally to his right and the only opposing piece that could engage him other than U-Dor himself.
It had been apparent to both players and spectators for the past two moves, that Gahan was moving straight across the field into the enemy's country to seek personal combat with the Orange Chief--that he was staking all upon his belief in the superiority of his own swordsmanship, since if the two Chiefs engage, the outcome decides the game.
His position was a delicate one, since he did not wish to engage Gahan personally, while it appeared that there was little likelihood of his being able to escape.
They blamed U-Dor, though in fact he was well within his rights in directing his play as he saw fit, nor was a refusal on his part to engage the Black Chief necessarily an imputation of cowardice.
However, I shall ask my friend, who is in business here, about this Val Jacinto, and if I find him all right we may engage him "
"So we have decided to engage you," Professor Bumper informed Val Jacinto the afternoon following the meeting.
TULSA Cities of Service selected Tulsa as one of three winners of the Engaged Cities Award.<br />Tulsa was named as a Cities of Service Engaged Cities winner due to Tulsa's Urban Data Pioneers program created by the Mayor's Performance Strategy and Innovation Office that engages citizens to tackle problems by using data.
The system integrates a cutting-edge augmented reality app with a proprietary cloud-based video delivery system, a mobile CRM, Dynamic Data delivery system, and access to Engages substantial database of over 40 million consumers and businesses.
In other words, this health system could improve its bottom line by nearly half a million dollars a year each time it successfully engages one of its less engaged physicians.
Each of the engaging fasteners has an insert and an engaging portion while each of the landing fasteners has a pocket adapted to receive the insert and a landing portion formed on an outer surface of the pocket so that the engaging portion releasably engages the landing portion.