One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Become (a particular kind of thing or person); be transformed into.‘the slight drizzle turned into a downpour’‘that dream turned into a nightmare’‘in the next instant he turned into a tiny mouse’
- ‘Taormina, once a lonely place, full of beauty, had turned into a friendly place, full of beauty.’
- ‘In some respects, the trend toward greater tolerance has turned into a floodtide.’
- ‘Then she stares at the stranger, her puzzled expression swiftly turning into shock.’
- ‘Persons with an alcoholic relative are more at risk of turning into addicts.’
- ‘The pack journalism of Super Bowl week always has the potential to turn into a giant game of telephone.’
- ‘The city is closed down so their little jaunt to New York has turned into a nightmare.’
- ‘In Vietnamese hands, the clear-eyed skepticism turned into willing credulousness.’
- ‘The same situation in Angola, the two Congos, also in Cameroon, cinemas are turning into casinos.’
- ‘Problems are glossed over, or turned into jokes.’
- ‘The building which housed Britain's first ten-pin bowling alley was set to be turned into a family home.’
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