shape

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'shape', 'SHAPE': /ˈʃeɪp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃeɪp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shāp)


Inflections of 'shape' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
shapes
v 3rd person singular
shaping
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
shaped
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
shaped
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

shape

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [circle, rectangle, triangle] shape
  2. a [circular] shape
  3. [draw, trace, make] a [circular] shape
  4. [divide, cut, make] into [circular] shapes
  5. in the shape of a [circle]
  6. a [weird, vague, peculiar, mysterious] shape
  7. saw a shape in the [bushes, shadows]
  8. in [good, bad, poor, great, excellent, reasonable, better] shape
  9. the [house, building, athlete] was in [good] shape
  10. am trying to get back [in, into] shape
  11. get into shape (for the match)
  12. [exercise, pump weights, swim] to get into shape
  13. am [really, terribly] out of shape
  14. the actress still [has, boasts] a great shape
  15. the [ideas, figures, puzzle] began to take shape
  16. (of) all shapes and sizes
  17. come in all shapes and sizes
  18. is the shape of things to come
v
  1. shape the [clay, dough]
  2. shape your [body, muscles, arms]
  3. shape your [children, students]
  4. shapes the [opinions, perceptions] of
  5. shape public [opinion] about
  6. shape (it) into a [dog, tree]
  7. shape into [meatballs, sausages]
  8. shape [the future, our world, history]
  9. shape the [development, course, direction] of
  10. shape to [conceal, provide, form, meet]
  11. you [have to, must] shape up
  12. the [economy, situation, patient] is shaping up
  13. shape up at [work, school]
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