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.
It assessed the extra tax shown on the change form without issuing a deficiency notice.
T waves may change form in patients with hypo- or hyperkalemia, but our patient had no electrolyte imbalance.
First, as noted earlier, workers depend on their detailed knowledge of each client, their mood changes, their likely triggers, interventions that deflect or diffuse conflict, what form an outburst might take, how long it will last, how often it will change form, and how best to assist the client in stopping the process, debriefing from it and moving on.
The new unit upgrades an existing Dawson poly bottle line resulting in a change form square to round bottles.
Some scientists suspect that energy powerhouses, called mitochondria, change form in cancerous cells, says hematologist Jordan U.
In research completed in 1989, Jones identified a protein he believed to be the receptor to auxin, a major plant hormone that causes cells to grow, expand, and change form.
Writers said that it is indeed true that God does not change form one place to another; however, the believer may change significantly.
Here the nearly abstract colors and mass of Waplington's face lose definition, change form, hint at other meanings.
parent company of Avidbank, today announced its stock symbol will change form "PBKH" to "AVBH" on August 2, 2011.
A parent said: "It was a wonderful change form the more traditional Nativity.