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Definition of resolve into phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

resolve into

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    resolve into something

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    resolve something into something

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  1. 1to separate or to be separated into its parts to resolve a complex argument into its basic elements
  2. 2(of something seen or heard at a distance) to gradually turn into a different form when it is seen or heard more clearly The orange light resolved itself into four lanterns.
  3. 3to gradually become or be understood as something The discussion eventually resolved itself into two main issues.
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