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shape

(shāp) [AS. sceapan]
1. To mold to a particular form.
2. Outward form; contour.
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and he had to whip into shape well enough to be in a position where they had their own destiny in their hands.
But he says steps will soon be taken, particularly when Dave Jones begins work in earnest, to whip into shape a wage structure that has spiralled out of control.
If those Asian youths were rebelling against anything specific, it was the very people Blunkett wants to whip into shape - their elders.