give over to
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give over to(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to leave in charge)
a. dejar al cuidado de
Before she died, the author gave the manuscripts over to her son for him to complete.Antes de que muriera, la autora dejó los manuscritos al cuidado de su hijo para que los terminara.
2. (to dedicate; often used in passive voice)
a. dedicar a
This room of the house is given over to playing and composing music.Esta sala de la casa se dedica a tocar y componer música.
b. utilizar para
This land will be given over to farming.Este terreno se utilizará para el cultivo.
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give over to
1 (devote to) dedicar
mornings were given over to physical training las mañanas estaban dedicadas al ejercicio físico
one wall was given over to bookshelves half the house was given over to the animal clinic
most of the land had been given over to wheat-growing la mayor parte de la tierra estaba destinada a la cultura del trigo; the front page was given over to a report on ... la primera página estaba dedicada a un informe sobre ...; to give o.s. over to [+activity, pleasure, children, family] dedicarse a; entregarse a
Between the mid and late eighties he had given himself over to literature there's no crime in giving yourself over to pleasure You promised to be here forever, so I totally gave myself over to you
2 (transfer) [+property] traspasar
3 (entrust to) encomendar; entregar
I gave the dog over to him with some misgivings forensic experts looked at remains given over to them
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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