gage (v.) Old form(s): gag'd
pledge, bind, commit
Luc.1351[of Lucrece's groom] this pattern of the worn-out age / Pawned honest looks, but laid no words to gage
MV I.i.130[Bassanio to Antonio] the great debts / Wherein my time ... / Hath left me gaged
TC V.i.38[Achilles to Patroclus, of a letter] gaging me to keep / An oath that I have sworn
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