Commentary: The shaper has complete control over the final shape.
She shaped the dough into balls.
The child shaped the clay.
Learn to shape dim sum from a master.
She shapes a rotund jar with a short, narrow lip.
She shapes elliptical short stories into torched songs of uplifting pessimism.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3
Commentary: The shaper could be only one factor influencing the final shape.
She was shaped by a mother who bound her to excellence.
Anne was shaped by her political mentors.
It is clear he was shaped by his early environment.
The media's primary objective is to shape public opinion.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: includes SHAPE UP
Plans are shaping up nicely.
Shape up your brows; it's the easiest way to transform your look!
The men's-only fitness center helps shy guys shape up.
Shape up or ship out!
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