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[ree-sheyp] /riˈʃeɪp/
verb (used with object), reshaped, reshaping.
to shape again or into different form.
Origin of reshape
1820-30; re- + shape Unabridged
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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


verb (transitive)
to shape (something) again or differently
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Word Origin and History for reshape

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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