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form

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1 to take on a definite form
  • My ideas on the subject are just starting to form.
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2 to be all the substance of
  • This one sentence really forms the basis of your argument.
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4 to come into existence
  • the new company formed from two smaller ones
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5 to come to have gradually
  • I don't want you beginning skiers to form any bad habits.
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form

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1 the outward appearance of something as distinguished from its substance
  • The wood-carver carved the block of wood into the form of a duck.
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2 a piece of paper with information written or to be written on it
  • I filled out all the forms for applying to the school.
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3 personal conduct or behavior as evaluated by an accepted standard of appropriateness for a social or professional setting
  • It's bad form to throw a tantrum on the court just because you lost a tennis match.
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4 a state of being or fitness
  • After a long season off, the football team is back in good form.
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5 a three-dimensional representation of the human body used especially for displaying clothes
  • put the dress on the form to finish pinning it together
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6 an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules
  • We'll use the second form in our church missals for today's Lenten service.
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8 the means or procedure for doing something
  • There are established forms for voting on motions and amendments at meetings.
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9 the type of body that a person has
  • He has the big-boned form of a linebacker.
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10 the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged
  • Museumgoers liked the asymmetrical form of the mobile.
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