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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Summary: California [USA], August 23 (ANI): Taking inspiration from origami, Caltech and Harvard University researchers have built a multifunctional soft robot which can change shape in response to heat.
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Amazon's new 3-D body scanning unit is inviting people to a New York office to measure small changes in their body size and shape over the course of 20 weeks in an effort to understand "how bodies change shape over time," the Wall Street Journal reports, citing an invitation.
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Simply tweaking the water's chemistry made the liquid metal droplets move and change shape, without any need for external mechanical, electronic or optical stimulants."
Like origami, the cube can be folded along its edges to change shape. The team demonstrated, both theoretically and experimentally, that the cube can be formed into many different shapes by folding certain edges, which act like hinges.
"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.
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