[ sheyp-shif-ter ]
/ ˈʃeɪpˌʃɪf tər /
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a fictional being that can transform itself from one physical form into another:Zeus was a great shapeshifter, taking many unexpected forms, including that of a swan, a gopher, a cloud, and even a shower of gold.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
OTHER WORDS FROM shapeshiftershape·shift, verb (used without object)shape·shift·ing, noun
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