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shape

(shāp) [AS. sceapan]
1. To mold to a particular form.
2. Outward form; contour.
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"We did most of the work ourselves, although I can't plaster to save my life," says Norman, who admits it took six months and around pounds 45,000 to get it "knocked into shape" and habitable.
VOGUE Williams is being knocked into shape for her acting debut by being banned from talking on her phone so she can listen to her director's instructions.
Part of the training, if would-be pilots pass the assessment, includes being knocked into shape, so to speak, or "moulding people" according to Dana Davies, who is part of a two-man team that conducts the flight crew selection process.
No doubt Bates will be more determined than most to get the academy-grown back five knocked into shape as quickly as possible.
Ralph Broadbent does most of the initial musical arrangements for Stringfever, "but then they all get knocked into shape by the rest of the band."
It is also an encouragement to partake in a little gentle exercise and the fork gets an airing as some patches of ground are knocked into shape ready and waiting for some early planting.
However, the Delhi meet did achieve a consensus on the need for some sort of agreement to be knocked into shape, and quickly.
Question: what do you get if you cross 560[m.sup.2] of aluminium-clad plywood and some wood screws, 115 stainless steel columns and a concrete slab, all knocked into shape with a big rubber mallet?
"Their comments on the laws being knocked into shape by the Legal Affairs Directorate are empty because in a lot of cases it shows that they select what they like and leave the rest.