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consign somebody/something to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconsign somebody/something to something phrasal verb formal1 to make someone or something be in a particular situation, especially a bad one It was a decision which consigned him to political obscurity.consign somebody/something to the dustbin/scrapheap/rubbish heap etc British English Many older people feel they have been consigned to the medical scrapheap.2 to put something somewhere, especially in order to get rid of it The shoes looked so tatty that I consigned them to the back of the cupboard. consign→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
consign to Keep Warm Consign seeds to a heated propagator or a warm, light windowsill.States could raise academic standards for some students and consign others to a new and marginally improved version of job training.After being voted out of office, Rios Montt seemed consigned to political obscurity.Edgar put out the ageing Donald's eyes and consigned him to prison.He also consigned three paintings to Sotheby's 17 November New York contemporary sale all of which failed to sell.I've consigned all your oat bran and vitamins to the back of the pantry.Putin's arrival has consigned that approach to the dustbin.A lone clerk sifts through, consigning some to the incinerator and some to a filed.He needs public statements and unmistakable public gestures that consign the Clintons to the past, while upholding their broad political agenda.The vendor of these two pictures had previously consigned them to Thomas Gibson who had been offering them at considerably higher prices.
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Verb table
consign
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconsign
he, she, itconsigns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconsigned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave consigned
he, she, ithas consigned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad consigned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill consign
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have consigned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam consigning
he, she, itis consigning
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you, we, theyare consigning
Past
I, he, she, itwas consigning
you, we, theywere consigning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been consigning
he, she, ithas been consigning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been consigning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be consigning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been consigning
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