beyond recognition

beyond recognition
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: beyond

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  • 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 — noun 1 (U) the act of knowing someone or something because you have known or learned about them in the past: Years later, she passed me in the street without even the smallest sign of recognition. | beyond/out of all recognition (=having become… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • beyond — [[t]bɪjɒ̱nd[/t]] ♦♦ 1) PREP If something is beyond a place or barrier, it is on the other side of it. They heard footsteps in the main room, beyond a door... On his right was a thriving vegetable garden and beyond it a small orchard of apple… …   English dictionary

  • beyond*/*/*/ — [bɪˈjɒnd] grammar word summary: Beyond can be: ■ a preposition: the world beyond the prison wall ■ an adverb: The empire extended to the River Danube and beyond. 1) past a place further away than something else or outside a particular area I… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shattered beyond recognition — broken so badly that one can t identify it …   English contemporary dictionary

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