given to

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Definition of given to

used to say that a person often behaves in a specified waya man (very) much given to swearing/profanityShe is given to behaving selfishly.

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“Given to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/given%20to. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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