take form

idiomatic phrase

: to assume a definite or distinctive form : take shape
By the end of the day, the computer gave him billions of possible amino-acid combinations and recommended the best one. … About a minute later, he noticed that the protein was taking form.Michael Elliott
But in Silicon Valley one finds innovative ideas taking form not merely in such things as product design or manufacturing process, but also in employee relations.Edward K. Yasaki
When they got to the top, Esperanza looked out over the valley. … Below, she could see the white roofs of the cabins in straight rows, the fields beginning to take formPam Muñoz Ryan

Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of take form was in 1647

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Cite this Entry

“Take form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20form. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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