One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cause to become (a particular kind of thing or person); transform into.‘the town was turned into a thriving seaside destination’‘every single good children's book has been turned into a feature-length cartoon’
- ‘The very mention of India turns half your friends into travel Moonies.’
- ‘Next, using ArcView desktop software, the operators turned the incremental data into 2 D maps for each table.’
- ‘In each case, we've restructured the game, turned it into a new game.’
- ‘The decision infuriated residents, who saw their once well-kept verges rapidly turn into wilderness.’
- ‘RE Anthony Hargrove needs plenty of playing time to help turn his potential into production.’
- ‘Working throughout the year can turn revision into an absolute breeze.’
- ‘For what we are going to do now is consider how to turn a theme into a plot.’
- ‘The wine of conservatism continues to slowly turn into the vinegar of tribal ideology.’
- ‘Well, eventually techniques will be discovered to turn adult cells into pluripotent cells.’
- ‘More experienced or properly trained journalists could have turned the situation into an educational opportunity for their audience.’
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