In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbtransmogrifying, transmogrifies, transmogrified
1transformarmetamorfosearto transmogrify sth into sth — transformar / metamorfosear algo en algo
- They have now been transmogrified into ‘tokens of esteem’ that can net their recipients anything up to 1 million.
- The skyline is being transmogrified by luxury condo towers all over the place.
- The next recession could transmogrify many dot-com millionaires into poor folks.
- I kind of hope the world ends or is transmogrified somehow (preferably the latter) during my lifetime.
- Thanks largely to his agitprop and fraternisation with the enemy, his brothers-in-arms were transmogrified into war criminals and baby-killers.
- Information from weather satellites, and from street cameras in Cork, will be fed into a computer where, thanks to the magic of programming, it will be transmogrified into a knitting pattern.
- Only in death can their message be transmogrified and their myth perfectly preserved forever.
- Otherwise, how can slim evidence of past crimes be transmogrified into compelling evidence of future ones?
- They just want to drink and smoke and pretend the world isn't transmogrifying every second.
- I've been transmogrified into a something I can't claim as my own being.
- They are not a part of a narrative, neither are they transmogrified creatures of fantasy and myth.
- In 1988 the paper transmogrified itself from a dull, traditional broadsheet into a design lead hip'n'happening paper.
- Yet how this common set of tropes unfolds is hardly familiar, totally transmogrifying a well-worn stone of a concept into a profoundly deep theatrical gem.
- Suddenly the members of my support team were transmogrified into aliens.
- It, however, proves the pertinent fact that, if you have the financial power, you can transmogrify a nation of persecuted people into villains and a bunch of terrorists into heroes.
- The Spanish cucaracha made no sense to English speakers, so they transmogrified it into ‘cockroach’.
- Like infesting alien pods, American culture threatens to transmogrify the planet, as the speaker put it, into one big New Jersey.
- It is transmogrified by Greek and Bulgarian investors into a Balkan business hub.
- An existential experience of tragedy and loss is converted into technical problems that transmogrify its existential roots.
- As I have recently been transmogrified into a godfather, these things have become curiously more interesting.
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