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turn (sb/sth) into sb/sth

phrasal verb with turn uk   /tɜːn/  us   /tɝːn/ verb
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 ​adolescentgirls. The ​townturned from a ​small seaside ​resort into a ​majorcommercialcentre when ​oil was ​discovered.

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