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reshape

[ree-sheyp] /riˈʃeɪp/
verb (used with object), reshaped, reshaping.
1.
to shape again or into different form.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; re- + shape
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  • When the dune dries in a day or so, the wind will begin to reshape it once again.
  • reshape the rest of the dough into a round loaf and top with the bone shapes.
  • Ask the students if they can reshape the clay so that it floats.
  • No modern epidemic is likely to reshape social and economic systems in the manner of premodern plagues.
  • Still, not all attempts to reshape the map are driven by sinister motives.
  • reshape if necessary and transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Fold a few times to incorporate, then reshape into a ball and return to lightly floured bowl.
  • Disruptive technologies reshape industries, creating new winners and losers.
  • The ability to monitor changes in the levels of circulating tumor cells might also reshape physicians' view of cancer.
  • But they were aware that there was an algorithm out there awaiting their input to reshape itself to their desires.
British Dictionary definitions for reshape

reshape

/riːˈʃeɪp/
verb (transitive)
1.
to shape (something) again or differently
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Word Origin and History for reshape
v.

also re-shape, 1798, from re- + shape (v.). Related: Reshaped; reshaping.

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