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consign sb/sth to sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with consign   /kənˈsaɪn/ formal us  
to get rid of someone or something or to put him, her, or it in an unpleasant place or situation: to be consigned to prison After the financial disaster, she was consigned to a life of poverty.
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