change form


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Verb1.change form - assume a different shape or form
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
roll - take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"
granulate, grain - become granular
bulge, pouch, protrude - swell or protrude outwards; "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"
taper, sharpen, point - give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
furl, roll up - form into a cylinder by rolling; "Roll up the cloth"
flatten out, flatten - become flat or flatter; "The landscape flattened"
draw - contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
deform - become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake"
dinge, batter - make a dent or impression in; "dinge a soft hat"
distort, twine, twist - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
twist, bend, deform, flex, turn - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
bend, flex - form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
stretch out, unfold, stretch, extend - extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
bug out, bulge out, pop, pop out, protrude, bulge, come out, start - bulge outward; "His eyes popped"
References in classic literature ?
I am not quite sure, because the wolf and you change forms.
We were surprised that such a high proportion of tumours change form when they spread beyond the breast," The BBC quoted lead researcher Dr Dana Faratian as saying.
parent company of Avidbank, today announced its stock symbol will change form "PBKH" to "AVBH" on August 2, 2011.
100% of all new LGA Coordinators will be contacted by Contractor within first five (5) days of submitting a Coordinator Change Form and training on the MAA/TCM program and requirement scheduled.
Wales will take on the French in Aurillac with a side showing just one change form the Italy clash.
A parent said: "It was a wonderful change form the more traditional Nativity.
Finally, he said that when Sutherland filled out a 401(k) beneficiary change form in February 1997 - a month before their stated wedding anniversary - she noted that she was not married.
Scientists have suspected that this ability to change form contributes to C.
Within 15 seconds of a flower being picked, the mixture of 60 or more chemicals that make up its scent begins to change form and decay.
This finding generally contradicts the widely held life-cycle theory of firm organization, namely that firms begin in the simplest forms then change form as they grow, add complexity, and require financing.
The basic story is the same - mummy wakes up after 3,000 years, tries to get girl and kill people - but this film is able to conjure up a whole new cast of otherworldly ghouls that can change form at the stroke of a computer key.
In a 1912 experiment, tadpoles began to change form when they were fed thyroid glands from horses.