degenerate into (something)

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degenerate into (something)

To get worse and enter an unpleasant state. Concerts always seem to degenerate into chaos once it's time to leave the venue. If you don't exercise regularly, your muscles will degenerate into mush.
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degenerate into something

to decay into something; to break down into something. The peace rally degenerated into a riot. I was afraid that the party would degenerate into a drinking contest.
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Summary: An incident involving the accidental death of a chicken in the village of Debaal in south Lebanon degenerated into a scuffle Thursday between four people, with one stabbing the other in the back.
The ICC statement came after African Union chairman Hailemariam Desalegn during a an African summit in Addis Ababa on Monday said African leaders believe that the ICC prosecutions "have degenerated into some kind of race hunt" of Africans.
At least 30 people, including children, gathered in Park Street, Penrhiwceiber, to watch as the screaming of obscenities and threats degenerated into a physical struggle.
Tropical Depression Bonnie degenerated into an area of low pressure on Saturday as it started to affect portions of the northern Gulf coast from Louisiana eastward to the Florida Panhandle, forecasters said.
The incident mirrored one that occurred at the same church last year, when the situation degenerated into something of a free-for-all, with sash wearers attempting to pluck Communion off plates and a demonstrator distributing broken bits of the host to cohorts.
Once renowned as the mother of parliaments and birthplace of the Anglo-Saxon tradition of liberty under law, England has degenerated into a dismal socialist wasteland where law-abiding citizens are imprisoned for using firearms to defend their homes from armed robbers.
Thanks to the flap last month that degenerated into a lot of hand-wringing over foreigners operating port businesses, the U.
The dialogue, which was snappy and profound in the first season, has degenerated into bitchiness.
His work reveals hoarding to be a universal human impulse that can become literally suffocating in those cases in which a disinclination to edit has degenerated into a kind of mania.
The experiment, intended to last two weeks, rapidly degenerated into a seething stew of cruelty and depression, and the experimenters were forced to cancel it after six days.
Genteel gatherings degenerated into drunken brawls, so much so that "Jan Steen household" became synonymous with "slovenly household" (1).
What was intended as a routine work inspection survey degenerated into a mudslinging battle.
The family "has degenerated into a limited place of reproduction and .
But the state's affirmative action program has already been retooled from what had degenerated into an often irrational ethnic spoils system.
Summary: A dispute in the Tripoli district of Al-Mina Tuesday evening degenerated into an armed fight that left four men wounded, sources told The Daily Star.