form from (something)

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form from (something)

To arise or be created from something else. This novel formed from unpublished short stories that I wrote in college. An idea for an arrangement began to form from the notes Bill was playing.
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form from something

[for something] to develop from something; [for something] to assume a shape, using something else as raw material. Suddenly, an idea began to form from the things that you had said. It seemed that a figure was forming from the mists arising from the swamps.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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