misshape

[ mis-sheyp, mish- ]
/ mɪsˈʃeɪp, mɪʃ- /

verb (used with object), mis·shaped, mis·shaped or mis·shap·en, mis·shap·ing.

to shape badly or wrongly; deform.

Nearby words

  1. missel,
  2. missel thrush,
  3. missend,
  4. missense,
  5. missense mutation,
  6. misshapen,
  7. missile,
  8. missile gap,
  9. missile, guided,
  10. missileer

Origin of misshape

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

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Examples from the Web for mis-shaped

  • 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)

to shape badly; deform

noun (ˈmɪsˌʃeɪp)

something that is badly shaped
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