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shape

(shāp) [AS. sceapan]
1. To mold to a particular form.
2. Outward form; contour.
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The youngster faces a gruelling training schedule to be a Royal Air Force Homing Pigeon and is knocked into shape by strict but kind-hearted Sarge.
In the services it was normal to shout and scream - soldiers had to be knocked into shape whether they liked it not,' said Brain.
One or two Sundays like that, and I'll have my garden knocked into shape in no time.
The book is a good read, helped in part by ghost Ivo Tennant who has knocked into shape material from Woolmer which the subject readily admits needed due care and attention.
And although Bob tried to look on the football prodigy from Hill O'Beath as just another raw recruit to be knocked into shape, he soon found that the young Baxter was carrying a little extra baggage.
Younger, more durable players are being targeted for signing, and those who remain in the squad will be knocked into shape.