deteriorated into


: to eventually become (something worse)
The disagreement deteriorated into a fight.

Examples of deteriorated into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the end the show predictably deteriorated into a wrestling match, dragging everyone down into the swamp. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 The graveyard of kitchen fads is wide and deep, littered with the domestic equivalent of white dwarf stars that blazed with astonishing luminosity for a moment and then deteriorated into space junk. Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, 12 July 2023 The 200-year-old building deteriorated into disrepair and was given over to the municipality after its previous owners died, the newspaper reported. Cnaan Liphshiz,, 7 Oct. 2020 The incident has sparked widespread protests in the city, some of which have deteriorated into arson, looting, and other rioting. Dominick Mastrangelo, Washington Examiner, 25 Aug. 2020 Russia’s demographic problem hasn’t yet deteriorated into a full-fledged crisis since the state and society are still functioning, Peter Rutland, a professor of government who studies contemporary Russian politics and economy at Wesleyan University, told Fortune. Byyvonne Lau, Fortune, 3 Dec. 2022 The West Side, once dominated by a bustling port, deteriorated into industrial eyesores and homeless camps before a revitalization this century converted much of it into magnificent parkland. CNN, 25 May 2021 The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into a bitter showdown, with a bitter persistent tone. Star Tribune, 30 Sep. 2020 By the middle of the first week, dissatisfaction among counselors was simmering, and senior staff members called an emergency meeting that deteriorated into angry shouting. New York Times, 24 July 2021 See More

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“Deteriorated into.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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