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Shape

Implies a three-dimensional definition that indicates outline and bulk of the outlined area.
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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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"Claims have been made that I've been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I've never met, eating sprouted grains I can't pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5'3" frame.
It looked doubtful that a "Transformers" sequel could be whipped into shape in time.
Give 'it a a week and he'll get those pinko pacifists whipped into shape, mark my words.
And so, today, Giustiniani's examination of Savonarola's writings remains not only in private hands, but also in its original format--an amorphous collection of thoughts and ideas that has never been whipped into shape by the need to transform them into a report, treatise, book, or even an edition.
Between them the new recruits - who'll be whipped into shape by Sgt Alastair Rae from next month - have served 2,000 days in jail.
Both the script and the actors have been whipped into shape by director Des McAnuff, who's always great at staging both male bonding and authentic rock music.
It's pretty results-oriented (read: you'll get whipped into shape, and not by couchin' it with a bag o' Doritos), but I am here to tell you that working out and eating better, well, works.
Since January, we have identified 10 individuals and their families who needed to get their finances whipped into shape. We provided them with an initial one-hour consultation with a financial planner or investment consultant and $2,000 to apply to an investment account.
I wish I'd accepted now because if I had, the food industry would have been savagely whipped into shape, made to take responsibility and forced to adhere to strict limits on fat, sugar and salt.
The 32-year-old has been getting whipped into shape by her personal trainer Deana Mogan.
Prima donnas or big-time Charlies are quickly whipped into shape or shown the door.