Meaning of “mould” in the English Dictionary

"mould" in English

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UK US mold uk /məʊld/ us /moʊld/


UK US mold uk /məʊld/ us /moʊld/

[ T ] to make a soft substance have a particular shape:

This plastic is going to be moulded into plates.
The children moulded little pots out of/from (= made them by shaping) clay.

[ T ] to try to change or influence someone:

He kept trying to mould me into something he wanted me to be.

[ I usually + adv/prep ] to fit the body very closely:

She was wearing an extremely tight costume that moulded to/round the contours of her body.

(Definition of “mould” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)