UK [ˌriːˈʃeɪp] / US [ˌrɪˈʃeɪp] verb [transitive]
Word forms "reshape":
present tense I/you/we/they reshape he/she/it reshapes present participle reshaping past tense reshaped past participle reshaped
1) to change the way that something operates or develops

They're reshaping the accounts department.

2) to change the shape of something so that it forms a new shape or returns to its original shape

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Reshape — Re*shape (r? sh?p ), v. t. To shape again. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reshape — index camouflage, convert (change use), distort, modify (alter), reform, repair Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • reshape — [rē shāp′] vt. reshaped, reshaping to shape again or give new shape or form to …   English World dictionary

  • reshape — verb Reshape is used with these nouns as the object: ↑politics, ↑world …   Collocations dictionary

  • reshape — [[t]ri͟ːʃe͟ɪp[/t]] reshapes, reshaping, reshaped VERB To reshape something means to change its structure or organization. [V n] If they succeed on Europe, then they will have reshaped the political and economic map of the world... [V n] Recession …   English dictionary

  • reshape — transitive verb Date: 1827 to give a new form or orientation to ; reorganize • reshaper noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reshape — /ree shayp /, v.t., reshaped, reshaping. to shape again or into different form. [1820 30; RE + SHAPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • reshape — verb a) to make into a different shape b) to reorganize …   Wiktionary

  • reshape — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, adapt, adjust, alter, ameliorate, amend, better, break up, change, convert, copy, deform, denature, diversify, do over, duplicate, fit, improve, make over, meliorate, mitigate, modify, modulate, mutate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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