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misshape

[ mis-sheyp, mish- ]
/ mɪsˈʃeɪp, mɪʃ- /
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verb (used with object), mis·shaped, mis·shaped or mis·shap·en, mis·shap·ing.

to shape badly or wrongly; deform.

RELATED WORDS

batter, blemish, buckle, contort, cripple, damage, deface, disfigure, distort, flaw, grimace, impair, injure, knot, maim, mangle, mar, mutilate, ruin, skew

Nearby words

missel, missel thrush, missend, missense, missense mutation, misshape, misshapen, missile, missile gap, missile, guided, missileer

Origin of misshape

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at mis-1, shape
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British Dictionary definitions for misshape

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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