misshape

verb
mis·​shape | \ ˌmis-ˈshāp How to pronounce misshape (audio) \
misshaped; misshaping

Definition of misshape

transitive verb

: to shape (something) badly : to give an unnatural shape or form to … cutting back the young trees and brush of other varieties so they won't crowd out or misshape the firs.— Terry Todd

First Known Use of misshape

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Misshape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misshape. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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