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1shape/ˈʃeɪp/noun
pluralshapes
1shape
/ˈʃeɪp/
noun
pluralshapes
Learner's definition of SHAPE  
: the form or outline of an object
[count]
[noncount]
[noncount] 
: the condition of something or someone — usually used with in
   b  : a physically strong and healthy condition — often used figuratively
[noncount]  : the way something is done : the form of something
[noncount]  : a definite form or arrangement of something
[count]  : a person or thing that cannot be seen clearly

bent out of shape

— see 1bent
2shape/ˈʃeɪp/verb
shapesshapedshaping
2shape
/ˈʃeɪp/
verb
shapesshapedshaping
Learner's definition of SHAPE  
[+ object]
: to give a particular form or shape to (something) : to work with (a material) in order to make something from it — often + into
: to influence the development of (something) : to help (something) become what it is
: to make (something, such as a plan) by a process of careful thought

shape up

[phrasal verb]informal
: to happen or develop in a particular way
: to start behaving in a better or more acceptable way
◊ In informal U.S. English, if you are told to shape up or ship out, you will have to leave your job, position, etc., if you do not improve your behavior.
   b  shape up (someone or something) or shape (someone or something) up  : to cause (someone or something) to start behaving in a better or more acceptable way
: to make your body stronger and healthier by exercising

— shaper

noun,pluralshapers[count]
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