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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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Arriving just ahead of several similar-themed pics--including Par's "The Bad News Bears" remake and Fox's "Rebound"--"Kicking" wisely focuses as much on Ferrell's character of a lower-league soccer coach as on the motley moppets he must whip into shape.
Norster's brief at Cardiff will be to whip into shape and unify a squad that boasts 24 internationals but has underperformed for three years.