adapt (something) from (something)

adapt (something) from (something)

To create one thing from another. The film was adapted from a famous novel.
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adapt something from something

to derive something from something else; to create by modifying something else. I adapted my new musical from a novel.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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