deform deform  /ˌdi ˈfɔrm/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make formless
  2. (v) twist and press out of shape
  3. (v) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
  4. (v) become misshapen
  5. (v) alter the shape of (something) by stress
  6. (v) assume a different shape or form

Usage(s):

  1. This job is given to children as young as four years old, whose small bodies are light enough not to deform the still-soft bricks.
  2. This thing that terrifies us, this face upon which we lay so much stress is something they have always wanted to deform, by hair, by shaving, by every possible means.
  3. Take lights and deform them as brutally as you can.

News

  1. Apple secures patent for button overlay on multi-touch displays

    Apple has won a US patent on an accessory that adds tactile buttons to the display of a multi-touch device. AppleInsider notes that the accessory would use suction to stick to a screen, and feature buttons that deform and spring back as they're pushed. To actually register touch input, tiny rubber or metal pucks might be embedded into the buttons. Some buttons could be used as finger rests, and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MacNN

  2. Snake fungus found in Tennessee

    The malady can interfere with a snake's vision and, in some cases, can deform a snake's head, making it difficult for it to feed.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WVLT-TV Knoxville

Quotes

  1. "He likes to put makeup on me. He likes to deform me," a droll, characteristically disheveled Bonham Carter says of her personal and professional partner. "I love it. I always like looking as different as I can."
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Helena Bonham Carter Source: Toronto Sun

  2. "I do not want to build. I destroy and deform. And in this deformation, expression occurs," says Dumont.
    on Jul 5, 2007 By: Bruno Dumont Source: Derby Evening Telegraph

  3. Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah said the pope's message is "designed to deform Islam's image."
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah Source: Spero News

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