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shape British & World English

The external form, contours, or outline of someone or something

SHAPE British & World English

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shape English Thesaurus

the sweater was too big for her but did not disguise the shape of her body

SHAPE New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

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shape up British & World English

Develop or progress in a particular way

take shape British & World English

Assume a distinct form; develop into something definite or tangible

shape memory British & World English

A property exhibited by certain alloys of recovering their initial shape when they are heated after having been plastically deformed

shape-shifter British & World English

(Chiefly in science fiction or mythology) a person or being with the ability to change their physical form at will

in the shape of British & World English

Represented or embodied by

change British & World English

Alter in terms of

in any shape or form British & World English

In any manner or under any circumstances

shape up or ship out British & World English

Used as an ultimatum to someone to improve their performance or behaviour or face being made to leave

lick someone/thing into shape British & World English

Act forcefully to bring someone or something into a fitter, more efficient, or better-organized state

shape up in shape British & World English

Develop or progress in a particular way

the shape of things to come British & World English

The way the future is likely to develop

take shape in shape British & World English

Assume a distinct form; develop into something definite or tangible

reshape British & World English

Shape or form (something) differently or again

misshape British & World English

A misshapen chocolate or other item of food, sold cheaply

shipshape British & World English

In good order; trim and neat

shape up in shape English Thesaurus

the 20-year-old is shaping up nicely

in the shape of in shape British & World English

Represented or embodied by

take shape in shape English Thesaurus

a glorious idea began to take shape in her brain

in any shape or form in shape British & World English

In any manner or under any circumstances

lick someone/thing into shape in shape British & World English

Act forcefully to bring someone or something into a fitter, more efficient, or better-organized state

shape up or ship out in shape British & World English

Used as an ultimatum to someone to improve their performance or behaviour or face being made to leave

the shape of things to come in shape British & World English

The way the future is likely to develop

lick or knock or whip someone/thing into shape in shape British & World English

Act forcefully to bring someone or something into a fitter, more efficient, or better-organized state


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