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give over to

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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theygive over to
he/she/itgives over to
present participlegiving over to
past tensegave over to
past participlegiven over to
  1. 1
    [usually passive] formal to use something for a particular purpose

    The major part of the garden was given over to growing vegetables.

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