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dissolve into

1. Of a solid substance, to change into or become integrated with a liquid. This medicine dissolves into milk so it's easy to give to children.
2. To transition or devolve into a more disorderly state. After only a few minutes, the meeting dissolved into chaos, with both sides shouting at each other.
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dissolve into (something)

1. To physically break down into a different state. Soon enough, the snowball in my hand dissolved into water.
2. To express one's emotions in a sudden outburst. The kids dissolved into laughter as soon as the clown started dancing.
3. To decline into tumult. Every family dinner seems to dissolve into an argument about politics.
4. In film, TV, or video editing, for an image to fade into another image. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "dissolve" and "into." And then that shot will dissolve into a shot of the beach outside the house.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dissolve into something

1. . Lit. [for a substance to change from a solid state into another state; [for a substance] to melt or liquefy something. (Compare this with dissolve in something.) In a hot pan, the sugar dissolved into syrup.
2. Fig. [for someone] to begin suddenly to display laughter, tears, giggles, gales of laughter, etc. (See also dissolve in something.) The children dissolved into tears. The clown's appearance made the audience dissolve into laughter.
3. Fig. [for a film or television picture] to fade away into some other picture. The scene dissolved into a shot of the interior of the castle. At this point in thescript, dissolve to a face shot of Walter.
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dissolve something into something

to cause a film or television picture to fade away into some other picture. (See also dissolve into something {3}.) The director dissolved the picture into the next scene. At this point, the opening scene should be dissolved into a side shot of the exterior.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Islamic Action Society was dissolved in 2012 for breaching the Constitution and Al Ekha National Society disbanded itself in 2016.
Elections, in which voters could cast only one ballot instead of four like in the previous polls, were held on December 1, 2012 resulting in the parliament that was dissolved on Sunday.
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Numerous studies have shown that lower dissolved oxygen concentrations affect species composition, relative abundance, growth, maturation, and reproductive capacity.
The last time parliament was dissolved was in 2001, but the elections were postponed at the time for two whole years.
In the first fraction of a second after water seeps from a cavern ceiling, some of the gas dissolved in the seepage enters the humid air because the cave's air isn't saturated with carbon dioxide.
Certain poses are instantly recognizable from cinema (whether slapstick or period drama), but these are rapidly dissolved again in a steady stream of gestures, which are often superimposed in the same pictorial space.
Inc., Oklahoma City, surrendered its certificate of authority and dissolved on June 14.
(15-g) inoculant pellets were produced and examined to see how well they dissolved when immersed in molten iron.
The dissolved blend is then mixed with recycled asphalt to patch potholes.