Definitions

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  • v. To metamorphose; change the shape of; transform.
  • v. To put out of shape; distort; make misshapen; disfigure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To render misshapen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To change the shape of; transform.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forshapen, forschapen ("to transform"), from Old English forscapan ("to transform"), from Proto-Germanic *fra- + *skapjanan, equivalent to for- +‎ shape. Cognate with German verschaffen ("to provide, supply, furnish"), Swedish förskapa ("to cut out").

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