change verb

ADV. considerably, dramatically, fundamentally, a lot, radically, significantly Our way of life has changed dramatically over the last ten years. Jane has changed a lot since she went to university. | completely | (very) little The village has actually changed very little in the last hundred years. | all the time, constantly, continually The language is changing all the time. | fast, rapidly, suddenly Attitudes to marriage are changing fast. | gradually, slowly

PREP. from Leeds changed from a small market town into a busy city. | into, to His anger changed to sadness.

PHRASES change out of all recognition The town had changed out of all recognition.