fashion (something) into (something else)

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fashion (something) into (something else)

To use something as the template or model for the way in which something else is created or developed. This short story is so compelling that I really think you could fashion it into a novel. We fashioned a few empty crates into a makeshift table in the middle of our new living room.
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fashion something into something

to make, form, or convert something into something else. He fashioned the newspaper into a temporary rain hat. Sarah fashioned the clay into a little bowl.
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I was left with a few wisps that, if artfully coiled and feathered, I could fashion into something that resembled Harry Roque's toupee.
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