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form

verb
 
 
/fɔːm/
BEGIN [I, T] B2 to begin to exist, or to make something begin to exist: [often passive] We are learning more about how stars are formed. The trees form new leaves once the weather improves.Causing things to happen
SHAPE [I, T] to take or to make something take a particular shape: Hold hands and form a circle. Form the dough into little balls.Patterns and shapes
COMBINE [T] B1 to make something by combining different parts: In English you form the present participle by adding -ing to the verb.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
START [T] B2 to start an organization or business: Brown formed her own company eleven years ago.Starting, succeeding and failing in business
BE [T] to be the thing talked about or be part of it: The Alps form a natural barrier between Italy and Switzerland. Her diary forms the basis of the book.Comprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing
form an opinion/impression, etc to begin to have a particular opinion or idea about something because of the information you haveOpinions, beliefs and points of view
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