outer form or appearance; outline of an area, a figure, etc.
condition; health; state; effectiveness
make in a particular form
influence and fix the course or form of
"he could barely make out their shapes"
"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
"Leonardo studied the human body"
"he has a strong physique"
"the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
"a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
"the delicate cast of his features"
"the composition presents problems for students of musical form"
"a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
"experience often determines ability"
"mold public opinion"
"She molded the rice balls carefully"
"Form cylinders from the dough"
"shape a figure"
"Work the metal into a sword"
"shape the dough"
"form the young child's character"
He hears quick footstepssa shape flits by.
出自： J. G. Whittier
I was shapen in iniquitie.
出自：Bible (AV): Psalms
我长期慢跑锻炼身体。 get〔knock,lick〕 sb/sth into shape
We need a new manager to get the business into shape.
With a few days' more work I shall get it into shape.
A sergeant soon knocks new recruits into shape.
他会成长为一个优秀的篮球运动员。 shape sth into sth
The children enjoyed shaping the snow into figures of people and animals.
It's difficult to know how best to shape these ideas into an article.
It is shaped into a basin-like form.
The fashion at the time was for garments to be shaped to the upper part of the body.
The educational system should be shaped to the needs of the children, not to politicians' ideas.
You'd better shape up, young man, if you want to get anywhere in this job!
My desk is (of) the same shape as yours.