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    give over

    I am reading an article about recycling. I met this sentence.

    "In order to get the goodies, you have to give over the bins of stuff - not mixed, it's green waste only for the time being - and you get awarded points by a special truck which monitors how much is recycled.

    I don't understand the blue part. Can you help me please?

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    Re: give over

    Hello Goodsogi,

    The implication seems to be that you can exchange bins of waste for points.

    To me, it's an unusual use of "give over".

    All the best,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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