take form

take form
develop into a distinctive entity (Freq. 5)

our plans began to take shape

Syn: ↑form, ↑take shape, ↑spring
Derivationally related forms: ↑formation (for: ↑form)
Hypernyms: ↑become
Hyponyms: ↑regenerate
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


Somebody ——s


Something is ——ing PP


Somebody ——s PP

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take form
: to begin to develop : to start to exist or be seen

a political movement that first took form in the 1960s

The new stadium is gradually taking form. [=being built]

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Main Entry:form

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take ˈform idiom
(formal) to gradually form into a particular shape; to gradually develop

In her body a new life was taking form.

Main entry:formidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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