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verb mold pronunciation in American English /moʊld/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlemolding
past tensemolded
past participlemolded
  1. 1
    [transitive] to give something a particular shape or form
    mold into: Mold the dough into loaves and bake them in a hot oven.
    1. a.
      to give something the appearance, qualities, etc. of a particular thing
      mold into: The owners are attempting to mold their restaurant into a popular location for business lunches.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to influence someone so that they will have certain qualities or behave in a certain way
    mold into: The coach must mold a group of individual players into a team.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to grow mold


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