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pear-shaped

adj
in the shape of a pear; tapered at the top and wider at the bottom(of a woman or her figure) having wider hips and thighs in comparison to a slimmer upper body(of a situation) to go wrong
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pear′-shaped`



adj.
1. having the shape of a pear; tapering near the top and bulging toward the base or bottom.
2. (of a vocal tone) clear, resonant, and without harshness; full-bodied.
[1750–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pear-shaped - having a round shape tapered at one end
circular, round - having a circular shape
2.pear-shaped - (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"
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Translations

pear-shaped

[ˈpɛəʃeɪpt] ADJ (lit) → en forma de pera
to go pear-shaped (Brit) → irse a la porra, fastidiarse
things started to go pear-shapedlas cosas empezaron a ir mal
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pear-shaped

adjbirnenförmig; to be pear-shaped (woman)eine birnenförmige Körperform haben; to go pear-shaped (Brit fig inf) → völlig danebengehen (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pear-shaped

[ˈpɛəˌʃeɪpt] adja forma di pera; (woman) → con le spalle strette e i fianchi larghi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pear

(peə) noun
a type of fruit of the apple family, round at the bottom and narrowing towards the stem or top. She's very fond of pears; (also adjective) a pear tree.
ˈpear-shaped adjective
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References in periodicals archive ?
Their commitment to get into shape by taking up sport in order to inject some life into their love life had gone pear-shaped. While she'd opted for Pilates, spin classes and swimming, he'd taken up darts, carpet bowls and bird watching.
Things have gone pear-shaped for West Denton as they now cannot win the championship and must defeat Stakeford to grab the runners-up spot from their opponents.
Sharapova's career has gone pear-shaped - that will be all that sugar - over the last couple of years and now, following the sugar backlash, she has pulled out of next week's final Grand Slam of the year with a badly bruised ego.
"Going over there was going to be a massive challenge for him and it's gone pear-shaped."
"Things have gone pear-shaped with the weather this year - there''s too much rain.
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