Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “consign sth to the dustbin”

consign sth to the dustbin

to get rid of something: Fox hunting , he claimed , should be consigned to the dustbin of history .Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of consign sth to the dustbin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “consign sth to the dustbin”

Word of the Day


to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More