beyond of (all) recognition


beyond of (all) recognition
beyond/out/of (all) recognition phrase
in a way that makes it impossible to recognize who someone is or what something is

Many of the bodies were burned beyond all recognition.

Family life has changed out of all recognition in the space of a few generations.

Thesaurus: words used to describe changeshyponym to change somethingsynonym
Main entry: recognition

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • (to) change beyond of (all) recognition — to change, alter, etc. beyond/out of (all) recogˈnition idiom to change so much that you can hardly recognize it • The town has changed beyond recognition since I was last here. • Capitalism has been reformed almost out of all recognition.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (to) alter beyond of (all) recognition — to change, alter, etc. beyond/out of (all) recogˈnition idiom to change so much that you can hardly recognize it • The town has changed beyond recognition since I was last here. • Capitalism has been reformed almost out of all recognition.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • out of (all) recognition — beyond/out/of (all) recognition phrase in a way that makes it impossible to recognize who someone is or what something is Many of the bodies were burned beyond all recognition. Family life has changed out of all recognition in the space of a few… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (to) change out of (all) recognition — to change, alter, etc. beyond/out of (all) recogˈnition idiom to change so much that you can hardly recognize it • The town has changed beyond recognition since I was last here. • Capitalism has been reformed almost out of all recognition.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (to) alter out of (all) recognition — to change, alter, etc. beyond/out of (all) recogˈnition idiom to change so much that you can hardly recognize it • The town has changed beyond recognition since I was last here. • Capitalism has been reformed almost out of all recognition.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fouled up beyond all recognition — (FUBAR)  A mess.  ► “With its myriad of programs the welfare system in the U.S. is FUBAR.” (Professor Martin McMahon, University of Kentucky, 1996) …   American business jargon

  • beyond recognition — beyond belief/recognition/ phrase used for saying that you cannot believe or recognize something The centre of Manchester has changed beyond all recognition. Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing that something is not true or likelysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • recognition — [[t]re̱kəgnɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) N UNCOUNT Recognition is the act of recognizing someone or identifying something when you see it. George said, Ida, how are you? She frowned for a moment and then recognition dawned. George Black. Well, I never …   English dictionary

  • recognition — noun 1 remembering/identifying sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ immediate, instant ▪ early, prompt ▪ the early recognition of a disease ▪ dawning …   Collocations dictionary

  • recognition — rec|og|ni|tion [ ,rekəg nıʃn ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the ability to recognize a person or thing: She looked at me without a flicker of recognition in her eyes. a ) beyond/out of (all) recognition in a way that makes it impossible to recognize who …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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