take shape
phrasal to assume a definite or distinctive form

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take shape — {v. phr.} To grow or develop into a certain fixed form. * /Plans for our vacation are beginning to take shape./ * /Their new home took shape as the weeks went by./ Compare: SHAPE UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take shape — {v. phr.} To grow or develop into a certain fixed form. * /Plans for our vacation are beginning to take shape./ * /Their new home took shape as the weeks went by./ Compare: SHAPE UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take shape — ► take shape assume a distinct form. Main Entry: ↑shape …   English terms dictionary

  • take shape — index crystallize, develop, evolve Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take shape — verb develop into a distinctive entity (Freq. 5) our plans began to take shape • Syn: ↑form, ↑take form, ↑spring • Derivationally related forms: ↑formation (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • take\ shape — v. phr. To grow or develop into a certain fixed form. Plans for our vacation are beginning to take shape. Their new home took shape as the weeks went by. Compare: shape up •• to progress from some general or uncertain theory, idea or plan towards …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take shape —    When something such as a plan or project begins to take shape, it starts to become organized and acquire a definite form.     My new website is beginning to take shape …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take shape — verb To take a definite form. After two hours of discussion, our plans began to take shape. Syn: come into being, form …   Wiktionary

  • take shape — our remodeling plans were really starting to take shape Syn: become clear, become definite, become tangible, crystallize, come together, fall into place …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take shape — to develop into something that can be recognized The idea began to take shape about two years ago …   English dictionary

  • take shape — Synonyms and related words: come together, crystallize, draw up, fall in, fall into line, fall into place, fall into rank, form, gather around, materialize, place itself, rally round, range itself, shape, shape up, take form, take its place, take …   Moby Thesaurus

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