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Shape

Implies a three-dimensional definition that indicates outline and bulk of the outlined area.

shape

1. Any of a number of metal bars or beams of uniform section, as an I-beam.
2. To cut a profile or detail, as a beaded or rounded edge on a board.
3. To work a material to a required pattern, as on a shaper.
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Led by singer Tim Delaughter and formed as a support act to the equally wayward Grandaddy, the first incarnation of the Polyphonic Spree had just three weeks to get knocked into shape.
At boot camp Mulan is knocked into shape by the hunky Captain Shang - but romance and music take a back seat to action.
CRAIG PATERSON has warned Hibs to prepare for pain as they're knocked into shape - but insists Terry Butcher's insatiable appetite for work and success is key to dragging them out of the doldrums.
However, on this evidence Speed has his work cut out to get this Wales side knocked into shape.
The difference between this and the other stores Mary's knocked into shape is that charity shops have no control over what stock they get in.
The youngster faces a gruelling training schedule to be a Royal Air Force Homing Pigeon and is knocked into shape by strict but kind-hearted Sarge.
In the services it was normal to shout and scream - soldiers had to be knocked into shape whether they liked it not,' said Brain.