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To change the shape of something - thesaurus

Synonyms

shape

verb

to form something into a particular shape

reshape

verb

to change the shape of something so that it forms a new shape or returns to its original shape

form

verb

to move together to create a particular shape

bend

verb

to become curved or folded and not straight

screw up

to make something into a smaller shape by squeezing or twisting it

curl

verb

to form a curved or round shape, or give something this shape

deform

verb

to change shape, or to make something change its shape, in a way that is not attractive or good

twist

verb

to bend or turn into a different shape

bunch

verb

to form a tight round shape, or to make something do this

work

verb

to shape a substance such as metal in a particular way, especially using tools

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arch

verb

to form the shape of an arch

ball

verb

to become a small round shape, or to make something into a small round shape

bend

verb

if you bend an object, you change it so that it becomes curved or folded and not straight

blow

verb

to form something by pushing out air from your mouth

blunt

verb

to make something less pointed or sharp

buckle

verb

to bend, or to make something bend under great pressure

coil

verb

to wind something long and thin into a shape like a series of rings

crimp

verb

to make small folds in something by pressing or squeezing it

curl

verb

to curve upwards or downwards at the edges

curve

verb

to form a curve, or to make something form a curve

deformation

noun

the process of changing shape in a way that is not good or attractive, or a change in shape that results from this

describe

verb

formal to make a shape

flatten

verb

if something flattens, or if you flatten it, it becomes flat or flatter

form

verb

to make something into a particular shape

hew

verb

mainly literary to cut something solid such as rock or wood into a rough shape, using a large heavy blade

kink

verb

to bend or twist, or to make something bend or twist

level

verb

to make something flat

level off

to make something flat

loop

verb

to form a loop, or to make something into a loop

metamorphose

verb

formalbiology to change into a different physical form

mould

verb

to give something a particular shape or form

open out

if something opens out, or if you open it out, it opens from a folded position so that you can see its shape

open up

if something opens up, or if you open it up, it opens from a folded position so that you can see its shape

plump

verb

to hit something such as a pillow or cushion gently in order to make it return to its full shape

recline

verb

if a chair reclines, you can make the back of it lean backwards to be more comfortable

reel out

to make something such as rope become straighter by removing it from an object shaped like a wheel that it was put around

roll

verb

to make a substance flat by pushing something heavy across it

round

verb

to make something round or curved

round off

to make an angle or surface curved and smooth

screw

verb

to make something into a smaller shape by squeezing or twisting it

scrunch

verb

to press or squeeze something into a smaller shape

sculpt

verb

to change the shape of something such as rock by a gradual natural process

smooth

verb

to move your hand across the surface of something until it is flat and even

square off

to make something such as an edge or corner straight

straighten

verb

to make something straight

style

verb

to give something a particular shape or style

tamp

verb

to press a substance down by hitting it several times with something heavy

twist

verb

to force something out of its original shape by bending it or turning it round

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