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a hollow container that you pour a liquid or soft substance into, so that when it becomes solid, it takes the shape of the container
Another method, used especially for figures, was to pour the clay into a mould.
lime jell-o in a mould
type of person
if someone is in a particular mould, or fits into a particular mould, they have all the attitudes and qualities typical of a type of person
fit (into) a mould
She didn't quite fit into the standard 'high-flying businesswoman' mould.
in the same mould (as somebody/something)/in the mould of somebody/something
a socialist intellectual in the mould of Anthony Crossland
break the mould
to change a situation completely, by doing something that has not been done before
an attempt to break the mould of British politics
a soft green, grey, or black substance that grows on food which has been kept too long, and on objects that are in warm, wet air
The chemical was used to kill a mold that grows on peanuts.
The walls were black with mould.
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