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English definition of “form”

form

verb     /fɔːm/
[I or T] to create a company, organization, etc.: form a business/company/firm They joined together to form their own garment company.form a committee/agency/task force The council President formed the committee when the number of complaints jumped from around 50 per month to nearly 1,200.
[T] to develop a successful relationship with a person, organization, or country, especially for a particular purpose: form a coalition/partnership/alliance A regional Latino business coalition was formed to seek ways to fight the measures.
(Definition of form verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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