Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb deform

6 senses of deform

Sense 1
deform -- (make formless; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
contort, deform, distort, wring -- (twist and press out of shape)
       => twist, twine, distort -- (form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted")

Sense 3
flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 4
deform -- (become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 5
deform, distort, strain -- (alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

Sense 6
change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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