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mould

2 verb
     
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mould2 British English ; mold American English
1 [transitive]TI to shape a soft substance by pressing or rolling it or by putting it into a mould
mould something into something
Mould the sausage meat into little balls.
moulded plastic chairs
2 [transitive] to influence the way someone's character or attitudes develop
mould something/somebody into something
I try to take young athletes and mold them into team players.
an attempt to mold public opinion
3 [intransitive and transitive] to fit closely to the shape of something, or to make something fit closely
mould (something) to something
The lining of the boot molds itself to the shape of your foot.
Her wet dress was moulded to her body.

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