There are 2 translations of shape in Spanish:

shape1

Pronunciation: /ʃeɪp/

n

  • 1 1.1 c (visible form) forma (f) it is triangular in shape tiene forma triangular in the shape of a cross en forma de cruz 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 1.2 u (general nature, outline) conformación (f), configuración (f) the shape of things to come lo que nos espera to take shape tomar forma
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    • 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.
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    • 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 c (unidentified person, thing) figura (f), bulto (m)
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    • 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 u (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 u (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 o stay in shape mantenerse* en forma to get bent out of shape (AmE) [slang/argot] resentirse*, molestarse to knock o lick sth/sb into shape poner* algo/a algn a punto or en forma
  • 4 c (mold, pattern) molde (m)
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    • 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.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of shape in Spanish:

shape2

vt

  • 1 (make in given form) [object/material] darle* forma ato shape sth into sth she shaped the dough into a ring formó un anillo con la masa
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    • 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) [events] determinar; [person/character/ideas] formar incidents that shaped history incidentes que forjaron la historia
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    • 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.

vi

  • shape (up)

    [project] tomar forma; [plan] desarrollarse 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

Phrasal verbs

shape up

v + adv
1.1shape2 2 1.2 (improve, pull oneself together) entrar en vereda [familiar/colloquial] shape up or ship out! ¡o entras en vereda o te largas! [familiar/colloquial]

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m
offside …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.