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metamorphose into

To change into a drastically different form, appearance, or character; to undergo a transformation into someone or something new. Few would believe these this ugly, creepy little larvae could metamorphose into the cute ladybugs we all know and love. After the massive investment, the small start-up company metamorphosed into a huge operation with a sizeable global influence.
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metamorphose into something

to transform into something. This ugly caterpillar will surely metamorphose into something beautiful At about eighteen, Wally metamorphosed into a reasonably handsome young man.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Correggio paints this shower as it rains down from a cloud - the very amatory cloud he metamorphoses into the sexual vapors of his picture of Io.