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verb model pronunciation in American English /ˈmɑd(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlemodeling or modelling
past tensemodeled or modelled
past participlemodeled or modelled
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to show clothes by wearing them at fashion shows, in magazine photographs, etc., especially as a job

    David is modeling a gray suit by Armani.

  2. 3
    [transitive] to produce a simple technical description to show how something such as a process, system, or theory works
  3. 4
    [transitive] to make small objects from clay, wood, etc.
    model something into something:

    She modeled some clay into a little rabbit.

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