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Definition 1: become misshapen - [verb of change]

Samples where deform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake

(deform is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

Definition 2: alter the shape of (something) by stress - [verb of change]

Samples where deform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His body was deformed by leprosy

Synonyms for deform in the sense of this definition

(deform is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

(... is a kind of deform ) distort adversely

"Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment"

Definition 3: assume a different shape or form - [verb of change]

Synonyms for deform in the sense of this definition

(deform is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of deform ) extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

"Unfold the newspaper" "stretch out that piece of cloth" "extend the TV antenna"

(... is a kind of deform ) form a curve

"The stick does not bend"

(... is a kind of deform ) 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"

(... is a kind of deform ) form into a spiral shape

"The cord is all twisted"

(... is a kind of deform ) make a dent or impression in

"dinge a soft hat"

(... is a kind of deform ) become misshapen

"The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake"

(... is a kind of deform ) contract

"The material drew after it was washed in hot water"

(... is a kind of deform ) become flat or flatter

"The landscape flattened"

(... is a kind of deform ) form into a cylinder by rolling

"Roll up the cloth"

(... is a kind of deform ) give a point to

"The candles are tapered"

(... is a kind of deform ) swell or protrude outwards

"His stomach bulged after the huge meal"

(... is a kind of deform ) become granular

(... is a kind of deform ) take the shape of a roll or cylinder

"the carpet rolled out" "Yarn rolls well"

(... is a kind of deform ) bulge outward

"His eyes popped"

Definition 4: make formless - [verb of contact]

Samples where deform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the heat deformed the plastic sculpture

(deform is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 5: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form - [verb of contact]

Samples where deform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bend the rod
  • twist the dough into a braid
  • the strong man could turn an iron bar

Synonyms for deform in the sense of this definition

(deform is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of deform ) make a depression into

"The bicycle dented my car"

(... is a kind of deform ) cause to curve inward

"gravity incurvates the rays"

(... is a kind of deform ) twist into a state of deformity

"The wind has gnarled this old tree"

(... is a kind of deform ) bend into the shape of a crank

(... is a kind of deform ) curl, wind, or twist together

Definition 6: twist and press out of shape - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for deform in the sense of this definition

(deform is a kind of ...) form into a spiral shape

"The cord is all twisted"

(... is a kind of deform ) change shape as via computer animation

"In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther"

(deform has a similar meaning as ...) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

"Wring one's hand"

(deform has a similar meaning as ...) twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid

"wring the towels"

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