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mold

noun  us   /moʊld/

mold noun (SHAPE)

[C] a hollow container into which you pour a soft or liquid substance so that it will cool or harden into the shape of the container: The pieces are made in a mold and I just paint them.

mold noun (GROWTH)

[U] a soft green, gray, or black growth that develops on old food or on objects that have been left too long in warm, slightly wet places

mold

verb [T]  us   /moʊld/

mold verb [T] (SHAPE)

to shape something into a particular form: She molded the clay into little animals. Someone who molds someone else has an important influence on how that person develops: Parents help mold a child’s character.
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