change into

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "change into":
present tense I/you/we/they change into he/she/it changes into present participle changing into past tense changed into past participle changed into
1) change into something to stop being in one state, condition, or form and start being in another, or to make something do this

At what point does boiling water change into vapour?

2) change into something in stories, if a person or thing changes into something, or is changed into something, they become that thing by magic

The frog changed into a handsome prince.


English dictionary. 2014.

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