mold (something) out of (something)

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mold (something) out of (something)

To create a model figure of something using a particular substance or medium. The kids are molding their favorite animals out of clay in art class today. She molds replicas of famous politicians out of scrap she collects from the junkyard.
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mold something out of something

 and mold something from something
to form something, using a pliable substance, such as clay, plastic, wet concrete, etc. She molded a small turtle out of the moist clay. Elaine molded a turtle from the clay.
See also: mold, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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