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Inglés americano: /ʃeɪp/
Inglés británico: /ʃeɪp/

Traducción de shape en español:


  • 1 1.1 countable (visible form) it is triangular in shape
    tiene forma triangular
    in the shape of a cross what shape shall I make the opening?
    ¿de que forma quieres que haga la abertura?
    they come in all shapes and sizes
    los hay de muy diversos tipos
    the sweater's lost its shape
    el suéter se ha deformado
    to be out of shape
    estar deformado
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Morgan hypothesizes that the mound shape was first outlined by a line of posts set in a wall trench, which served as a retaining wall for the fill.
    • Suddenly, he noticed a translucent, dark purple flame floating two or three inches away from his sister's skin, outlining the shape of her body.
    • For this he reconstructed a Neolithic forest whose outline forms the shape of an endangered falcon.
    1.2 uncountable (general nature, outline) the shape of things to come
    lo que nos espera
    to take shape
    tomar forma
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Our new understanding will lead us to new tools, which will ‘change the nature and shape of firms.’
    • A fulfilled national dream, the railway changed the lives of every man, woman and child in Canada and altered the future and shape of the nation.
    • The shape of future health-care legislation is yet to be seen.
    1.3 countable (unidentified person, thing)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Slowly the world started to leak in to her mind, her eyes started to identify shapes; she could see the centurions crowded around her whispering.
    • Holding out in front of her, trying to keep it steady, she pointed it at several of the moving shapes but couldn't identify any of them.
    • The field was denser than the War Six field, but the obstacles were more visible and their shapes were easier to identify.
  • 2 uncountable (guise) her reply took the shape of a 15-page letter
    su respuesta consistió en una carta de 15 folios
    a third bidder emerged in the shape of Acme Inc
    surgió una tercera oferta, presentada por Acme Inc
    assistance in the shape of food stamps
    ayuda consistente en vales canjeables por comida
    I won't tolerate bribery in any shape or form
    no pienso tolerar sobornos de ningún tipo
    help in any shape or form is most welcome
    una ayuda, sea del tipo que sea or de cualquier forma que sea, siempre es bien recibida
  • 3 uncountable (condition, order) for her age, she's in pretty good shape
    para su edad, está bastante bien (de salud)
    the old man's in pretty bad shape
    el viejo anda or está muy mal
    he's in great shape for the tournament
    está en muy buena forma para el torneo
    I was in no shape to put up a fight
    no estaba en condiciones de pelear
    we've got to get you into better shape
    tenemos que ponerte en forma
    to keep or stay in shape to get bent out of shape (US) [slang]
    to knock or lick something/somebody into shape
    poner algo/a alguien a punto or en forma
  • 4 countable (mold, pattern)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Then separate shapes are made by actually cutting the mesh into shapes and casting the paper straight into shapes on the J cloth.
    • Cut simple holiday shapes out of paper or felt, then hang with thread from curtain rods, hanging lamps, doorways or over the outside of a lampshade.
    • Gris too made extensive use of papier collé, and Matisse's use of cut-out paper shapes in his late work is a development of the technique.

transitive verb

  • 1 (make in given form)
    darle forma a
    to shape something into somethingshe shaped the dough into a ring
    formó un anillo con la masa
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Every block was shaped to fit just so, leaving little more than a paper-thin gap in between.
    • The tile will be safe for the example load if the trench bottom is shaped to fit the tile rather than left flat.
    • The fitted and shaped waist styling really suits hour glass figures and can only be welcomed by women who are not stick thin and have voluptuous curves to show.
  • 2 (influence)
    incidents that shaped history
    incidentes que forjaron la historia
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • And thus it was that the career of a great Indian batsman was influenced and shaped by the example of a great Pakistani batsman.
    • We of the Never-Never was extremely influential in shaping urban Australia's view of the outback - more than a million copies have been sold, it was adapted for schools, and a film version appeared in 1982.
    • Above and beyond contemporary political struggles, the migration of labor can play an interesting role in shaping the very nature of political institutions and the role they play.

intransitive verb

  • shape (up)

    tomar forma
    how's the team shaping (up)?
    ¿qué tal marcha or va el equipo?
    it is shaping (up) to be the closest championship for years
    se está perfilando como el campeonato más reñido de los últimos años

Verbos con partícula

shape up

verb + adverb
1shape 3 2 (improve, pull oneself together)
entrar en vereda [colloquial]
shape up or ship out!
¡o entras en vereda o te largas! [colloquial]
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