change shape

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Verb1.change shape - 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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Sometimes referred to as "smart metals," "Training" Process for Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) are known for their unique ability to change shape, and then recall their original shape through mechanical or thermal loading.
Like origami, the cube can be folded along its edges to change shape.
Morphees" are flexible mobile devices with Lycra or alloy displays which bend and stretch according to use; these can change shape automatically to form screens to shield your fingers when you type in a pincode, for example, or to move the display to the twists and turns of a game.
They can temporarily soften, change shape, and harden back to new shapes and forms.
IWAS recently approached by an amazing guy who wanted to completely change shape, lose a lot of weight and transform his life.
India, May 27 -- The 3D printer already lets users print simple objects at home, but now researchers are now working on developing 4D printing, using "smart" materials that can change shape by themselves.
Federico Carpi, professor in biomedical engineering and biomaterials at London's Queen Mary University, said that electroactive polymers can combine with soft electrodes so that when people apply a voltage they change shape and size, turning electrical energy into mechanical motion like a human muscle, FHM India magazine reported.
These objects are often refereed to as jellyfish like UFO can change shape in just a few seconds.
The automaker's in-house designed shape memory alloy is made of copper-aluminium-nickel or nickel-titanium and has the ability to change shape and strength when activated by heat, stress, a magnetic field or electrical voltage.
But this is not another planet, it is Iceland, where glaciers and icebergs constantly change shape and appearance.
8220;They don't sit neatly on a pallet, they won't stack on top of each other unless you perform a delicate balancing act and often they won't fit into standard pallet rack because of a tendency to lean and change shape over time.
A balloon filled with coffee grounds may not be wet, but because the grounds are loose, the balloon can change shape to fit on a surface.