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


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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And he deserved knocking into shape, the smarmy little goody goody.
IT MIGHT need knocking into shape here and there, but that doesn't mean desecration.
They need knocking into shape a bit and being reminded a little more of what a privilege it is to be at this club.

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