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English definition of “tip over into sth”

tip over into sth

verb uk phrasal verb with tip   /tɪp/ (-pp-) us  
If something tips over from something into something else, it stops being the first thing, and becomes the second: At various points in the play, the action tips over from comedy into farce (= stops being amusing and becomes ridiculous).
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