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English definition of “consign sb/sth to sth”

consign sb/sth to sth

phrasal verb with consign     /kənˈsaɪn/ verb [T] formal
to get rid of someone or something or to put them in an unpleasant place or situation: to be consigned to prison After the financial disaster, she was consigned to a life of poverty.Placing and positioning an object
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