give over to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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.

  2. 2
    if you give something over to someone, it becomes theirs
See also main entry: give