Topic: SHAPES, PATTERNS
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the form that something has, for example round, square, triangular etc:
round/square etc[uncountable and countable]
What shape is the table?
You can recognize a tree by the shape of its leaves.
round/square etc in shape
The dining room was square in shape.
His battered old hat had completely lost its shape.
in the shape of something
a silver pin in the shape of a large bird
The plants grow in every shape and size.
The children cut out shapes (=squares, triangles etc) from the piece of cardboard.
out of shape
The wheel had been bent out of shape.
in good, bad etc condition, or in good, bad etc health:
For an old car, it's in pretty good shape.
The economy is in worse shape now than it was last year.
Kaplan seemed to be in better shape than either of us.
in a good or bad state of health or physical fitness [↪ fit, unfit]:
I was feeling totally out of shape.
I've got to get into shape before summer.
keep/stay in shape
She's bought an exercise bike to keep in shape.
to be sick, tired, drunk etc, and not able to do something well:
Mel was in no shape to drive home after the party.
to make someone or something better so that they reach the necessary standard:
Some of them lack experience, but we'll soon knock them into shape.
the way something looks, works, or is organized
character of something[singular]
Computers have completely changed the shape of our industry.
This new technique is the shape of things to come (=an example of the way things will develop in the future).
to develop into a clear and definite form:
An idea was beginning to take shape in his mind.
used to explain what something consists of:
in the shape of something
Help came in the shape of a $10,000 loan from his parents.
7 also not in any way, shape, or form
used to say that you will not accept something for any reason:
We will not tolerate racism in any shape or form.
a thing or person that you cannot see clearly enough to recognize:
thing not seen clearly[countable]
A dark shape moved behind them.