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[ree-sheyp] /riˈʃeɪp/
verb (used with object), reshaped, reshaping.
to shape again or into different form.
Origin of reshape
First recorded in 1820-30; re- + shape Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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


verb (transitive)
to shape (something) again or differently
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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