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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theychange into
he/she/itchanges into
present participlechanging into
past tensechanged into
past participlechanged into
  1. 1
    change into something to stop being in one state, condition, or form and start being in another, or to make something do this
  2. 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
See also main entry: change

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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