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turn (sb/sth) into sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with turn   /tɜːn/ us    /tɝːn/
B1 to change and become someone or something different, or to make someone or something do this: The council was hoping to turn a children's home into a residence for adolescent girls. The town turned from a small seaside resort into a major commercial centre when oil was discovered.
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