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star it

  1. (archaic) To appear as a star actor, especially on a provincial tour.
    • 1833, Robert Dyer, Nine Years of an Actor's Life (page 52)
      [] after a brilliant, but unprofitable career of provincial and minor management, he starred it through the country []
    • 1838, The Athenaeum (page 115)
      Grimaldi had now become the great popular actor, and when leisure permitted, he starred it, as other favourites did, at country theatres; []