en = en(使) = 使陷入危险→危及
endeavor = en(使) + deavor(债务) = 使债务还清→努力；尽力
engaged = en(使) + gage(承诺) + ed(形容词) = 作出承诺的→订婚的
mortgage = mort(死) + gage(承诺) = 抵押人
This implied that the city-state was based on the idea that citizens were not specialists but had multiple interests and talents - each a so-called jack-of-all-trades who could engage in many areas of life and politics.
They tried to engage him in conversation.
I have never engaged in drug trafficking.
I mean, the corporate activism that you've been engaged in.
The narrative will quickly engage the reader and satisfy his or her curiosity.
Their forces were waiting to engage the US fleet.
You must engage the clutch in order to change gear.
Press the lever until you hear the catch engage.