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misshape

[mis-sheyp, mish-]
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verb (used with object), mis·shaped, mis·shaped or mis·shap·en, mis·shap·ing.
  1. to shape badly or wrongly; deform.
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Origin of misshape

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at mis-1, shape
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Historical Examples

  • 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 (ˌmɪsˈʃeɪp) -shapes, -shaping, -shaped, -shaped or -shapen (tr)
  1. to shape badly; deform
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noun (ˈmɪsˌʃeɪp)
  1. something that is badly shaped
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