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reshape

[ree-sheyp]
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verb (used with object), re·shaped, re·shap·ing.
  1. to shape again or into different form.

Origin of reshape

First recorded in 1820–30; re- + shape
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Examples from the Web for reshape

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Historical Examples

  • Of course you will; but you must reshape them so as to take me with you.

    Charge!

    George Manville Fenn

  • Not even Xaltotun can reshape the dust of three thousand years.'

    The Hour of the Dragon

    Robert E. Howard

  • And, after all, were we not still in time to reshape our lives?

    Marie Tarnowska

    Annie Vivanti

  • How many reformers there are who are trying to reshape the world to fit their own weakness.

    The Iron Puddler

    James J. Davis

  • I will help to reshape and modify her ideals of enjoyment to some degree.

    A Woman of the World

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox


British Dictionary definitions for reshape

reshape

verb (tr)
  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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