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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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It is also an encouragement to partake in a little gentle exercise and the fork gets an airing as some patches of ground are knocked into shape ready and waiting for some early planting.
However, the Delhi meet did achieve a consensus on the need for some sort of agreement to be knocked into shape, and quickly.
Their comments on the laws being knocked into shape by the Legal Affairs Directorate are empty because in a lot of cases it shows that they select what they like and leave the rest.
After all the scaremongering and threats it turns out Tynecastle can be knocked into shape for European football inside three weeks.
Drinking habits are the first to be knocked into shape -followers drink water on the hour and gradually banish coffee, tea and fizzy drinks.
Mr Morgan, who lost both legs after blood clots formed in them after a lifetime smoking, used bags of asphalt to make the ramps against kerbs, which he knocked into shape with a sledgehammer.