form into (something)

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form into (something)

1. To assume or take a particular shape. Come on, kids, form into a line for recess!
2. To cause someone or something to resemble a particular shape. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "form" and "into." Roger was so bored during dinner that he started forming his peas into a heart.
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form (up) into something

[for a group of people] to assume the shape of something. The boys formed up into a jagged line. We'll form into a line.
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form someone or something into something

to shape someone or something into something. We formed the people into a line. Kathy formed the clay into a small elephant.
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The light makes synthetically produced particles as well as microorganisms, such as bacteria and algae, spontaneously form into something that can be compared to a pump.
The Grade 3 mares' hurdle (1.35) could also prove a three-cornered fight, between the much-improved Macville and Araucaria and Oilily, who have already provided evidence of the ability to translate smart bumper form into something similar over hurdles.
It started to form into something. The tent was silent