Ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to take the form of (esp. in ref. to a spirit, fox, raccoon dog, etc.); to assume the shape of; to turn oneself into; to transform oneself into
  • ねこ
  • 化ける
  • といと言われる
  • It is said that cats can change shape.
2. to disguise oneself as
3. to change radically; to metamorphose
4. to improve unexpectedly and dramatically (esp. of an actor, artist, rikishi, etc.)


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