ˈchange (sth) into sth

ˈchange (sth) into sth
phrasal verb
to stop being in one condition or form and start being in another, or to make something do this
At what point does boiling water change into steam?[/ex]

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  • change back into somebody — ˌchange ˈback (into sb/sth) derived to return to a previous situation, form, etc • Only time will tell whether things can ever change back to the way they were. • The music changed back to a funky disco beat. Main entry: ↑changederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • change something back (into something) — ˌchange sth ˈback (into sth) derived to exchange an amount of money into the ↑currency that it was in before • You can change back unused dollars into pounds at the bank. Main entry: ↑changederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • change — change1 W1S1 [tʃeındʒ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(become different/make something different)¦ 2¦(start doing/using something different)¦ 3¦(replace something)¦ 4 change your mind 5 change sides 6¦(clothes)¦ 7¦(bed)¦ 8¦(exchange goods)¦ 9¦(exchange money)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • change — 1 /tSeIndZ/ verb 1 BECOME DIFFERENT (I, T) to become different: Susan has changed a lot since I last saw her. | changing circumstances/attitudes etc: Animals must be able to adapt to changing conditions in order to survive. | change out of all… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • change — Generic change, e.g. change in the terms of an issue or identification of a security, change of a board lot, change from global to definitive form. Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary The difference between the last settlement price and… …   Financial and business terms

  • change*/*/*/ — [tʃeɪndʒ] verb I 1) [I/T] to become different, or to make someone or something different After a few days the weather changed.[/ex] The law was changed in 1989.[/ex] The leaves are already starting to change colour (= become a different… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • change — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 becoming/making sb/sth different ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, dramatic, drastic, enormous, extensive, far reaching, fundamental, important …   Collocations dictionary

  • into */*/*/ — weak [ˈɪntə] , weak [ˈɪntʊ] , strong [ˈɪntuː] preposition 1) moving to the inside moving from the outside to the inside of a place or container She got into her car and drove away.[/ex] Hundreds of athletes marched into the stadium for the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • shade into something — ˌshade ˈinto sth derived to change gradually into sth else, so that you cannot tell where one thing ends and the other thing begins • The scarlet of the wings shades into pink at the tips. • Distrust of foreigners can shade into racism.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌturn (sth) ˈinto sth — phrasal verb to change or develop into something different, or to make something change or develop into something different Our holiday turned into a nightmare.[/ex] They turned her first book into a film.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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