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

 

shade into

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

shade into something

 
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to change gradually into something else, so that you cannot tell where one thing ends and the other thing begins The scarlet of the wings shades into pink at the tips. Distrust of foreigners can shade into racism.
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