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misshape

[mis-sheyp, mish-] /mɪsˈʃeɪp, mɪʃ-/
verb (used with object), misshaped, misshaped or misshapen, misshaping.
1.
to shape badly or wrongly; deform.
Origin of misshape
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at mis-1, shape
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  • Hard shot is not so liable to be mis-shaped, nor does it lose its velocity by contact, as easily as soft.

    Gunnery in 1858 William Greener
British Dictionary definitions for mis-shaped

misshape

verb (transitive) (ˌmɪsˈʃeɪp) -shapes, -shaping, -shaped, -shaped, -shapen
1.
to shape badly; deform
noun (ˈmɪsˌʃeɪp)
2.
something that is badly shaped
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