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"
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References in classic literature ?
I am not quite sure, because the wolf and you change forms. I want to ask you a question or two, to find out whether you are really godmother or really wolf.
In a closed system, the mass may change form, but the amount would remain the same.
Some, such as the butterfly, can change form, but none changes species.
"No other animals I know of change form so dramatically as adults," Catania says.
It assessed the extra tax shown on the change form without issuing a deficiency notice.
In addition, if you change the work duties of minors at any time, you must complete a Notice of Change form and send it to the bureau.
"It's like a parking lot filled with perfectly neat rows of the same car." But once the sugar goes through a cotton candy machine, the crystals change form; the sucrose "parking lot" goes haywire.
T waves may change form in patients with hypo- or hyperkalemia, but our patient had no electrolyte imbalance.
The new unit upgrades an existing Dawson poly bottle line resulting in a change form square to round bottles.
Things started to change form. We didn't enjoy it and I wouldn't do it again."
Some scientists suspect that energy powerhouses, called mitochondria, change form in cancerous cells, says hematologist Jordan U.
The specificity of many responses - the ability to change form or chemistry differentially on the basis of different cues from various attackers - seems to be gaining support and examples.