Definition of misshape in US English:



[with object]
  • Shape or form badly or wrongly.

    ‘a new novel about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult’
    • ‘The reason why we have tons of toxic pesticides on our fruit is to kill insects and bugs that can misshape the crop because we subconsciously want them to be perfect, as if somehow they will taste better.’
    • ‘Remove the foil without misshaping and place in a large glass baking dish.’
    • ‘Even when Wu employs the age-old medium of ink, as in his 1990 Summers Day Feeling, he manages to transform the traditional into the contemporary with the simple mis-stroke of the brush and the misshaping of a tree.’
    • ‘However, taken to excess, this nutrition could easily turn to fat and accumulate in the new mother's abdomen and hip, misshaping their original slim waistlines.’
    warp, become warped, make warped, bend, bend out of shape, become bent, make bent, twist, become twisted, make twisted, curve, become curved, make curved, distort, become distorted, make distorted, contort, become contorted, make contorted, become crooked, make crooked, deform, become deformed, make deformed, malform, become malformed, make malformed, become misshapen, make misshapen, mangle, become mangled, make mangled, develop a fold, develop a kink, develop a wrinkle, bulge, arc, arch, wrinkle
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  • A misshapen chocolate or other item of food, sold cheaply.

    ‘she brought home bags of misshapes’