(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To alter and spoil the natural form or appearance of: contort, deform, disfigure, distort, twist. See BEAUTIFUL.

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  • Misshape — Mis*shape , v. t. To shape ill; to give an ill or unnatural from to; to deform. Figures monstrous and misshaped. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misshape — index contort, deface, distort Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • misshape — [mis shāp′] vt. misshaped, misshaping [ME mysshapen: see MIS 1 & SHAPE] to shape badly; deform …   English World dictionary

  • misshape — v.tr. give a bad shape or form to; distort. * * * misshape variant of mishap v …   Useful english dictionary

  • misshape — /mis shayp , mish /, v.t., misshaped, misshaped or misshapen, misshaping. to shape badly or wrongly; deform. [1400 50; late ME; see MIS 1, SHAPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • misshape — verb To shape badly or incorrectly. See Also: misshapen …   Wiktionary

  • misshape — mɪs ʃeɪp v. form or shape poorly; deform …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misshape — emphasis …   Anagrams dictionary

  • misshape — verb archaic give a bad or ugly shape to. noun a misshapen sweet or biscuit sold cheaply …   English new terms dictionary

  • misshape — mis·shape …   English syllables

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