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English verb: deform

1. deform (contact) make formless


SamplesThe heat deformed the plastic sculpture.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

2. deform (contact) twist and press out of shape


Synonymscontort, distort, wring


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)distort, twine, twist


Narrower (hyponym)morph


Verb groupwrench, wring, wring

3. deform (contact) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form


SamplesBend the rod.
Twist the dough into a braid.
The strong man could turn an iron bar.


ExamplesThey deform the glass tubes


Synonymsbend, flex, turn, twist


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform


Narrower (hyponym)convolute, convolve, crank, dent, gnarl, incurvate, indent


Antonymsunbend

4. deform (change) become misshapen


SamplesThe sidewalk deformed during the earthquake.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform

5. deform (change) alter the shape of (something) by stress


SamplesHis body was deformed by leprosy.


Synonymsdistort, strain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)jaundice

6. deform (change) assume a different shape or form


Synonymschange form, change shape


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)batter, bend, bend, bug out, bulge, bulge, bulge out, come out, deform, deform, dinge, distort, draw, extend, flatten, flatten out, flex, flex, furl, grain, granulate, point, pop, pop out, pouch, protrude, protrude, roll, roll up, sharpen, start, stretch, stretch out, taper, turn, twine, twist, twist, unfold









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