form

form
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noun
1 type of sth/way of doing sth
ADJECTIVE
common

Strikes are the most common form of industrial protest.

different, various

various forms of surveillance

extreme

an extreme form of socialism

pure

In its purest form, the substance is highly explosive.

basic, simple
complex
mild
severe, virulent

a virulent form of the flu

early, original, traditional

an early form of bicycle

final

The document was edited before being circulated in its final form.

new
art, literary, musical

Storytelling has acquired the status of an art form.

life

primitive life forms at the bottom of the sea

digital, electronic

The data is stored in digital form.

graphic, tabular

The results of the survey are shown below in tabular form.

liquid
physical
VERB + FORM
take

Bullying can take many forms.

give

A film gives physical form to a novel's characters.

PREPOSITION
in … form

The gas is stored in liquid form.

in the form of

These costs were passed on in the form of higher rents.

form of

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise.

PHRASES
in any shape or form

The company will not tolerate discrimination in any shape or form.

in some form or other

We spend most of our time communicating in some form or other.

2 shape
ADJECTIVE
human

paintings of the human form

adult
sleeping
VERB + FORM
alter, change

a mythical creature that could change its form

assume, take on

a god who could take on human form

PREPOSITION
in a/the form

Two weeks later the moth will emerge in its adult form.

3 piece of paper with questions on it
ADJECTIVE
application, booking (BrE), consent, entry, order, registration, reservation (AmE)
online

Please fill out the online form on our website.

VERB + FORM
complete, fill in (BrE), fill out

Please complete the application form and return it to us.

sign
return
4 how well sb/sth is performing
ADJECTIVE
fine, good, great, top

The team entered the tournament in top form.

poor
current, present
VERB + FORM
maintain

The team is hoping that it can maintain its current form.

find

She urgently needs to find her form.

regain
PREPOSITION
in form

She was in fine form for the tournament.

Ben was in great form at the wedding.

Barcelona are the team in form. (BrE)

off form (BrE)

Her recent illness possibly explains why she was off form in this race.

on form (esp. BrE)

He'll be a difficult opponent to beat; he's really on form today.

Yesterday's game saw him back on form.

on sb's form (esp. BrE)

On his present form it seems likely that he will win.

out of form (BrE)

The team was out of form and did not play as well as expected.

PHRASES
a return to form

His recent performances mark a welcome return to form.

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verb
1 make/organize sth
VERB + FORM
attempt to, try to
agree to, decide to
ask sb to, invite sb to (both esp. BrE)

The leader of the party with the most seats is invited to form a government.

help (to)
PHRASES
newly formed, recently formed

a newly formed political party

2 make sth into a shape
PREPOSITION
into

She formed the clay into a ball.

PHRASES
fully formed

The plan came in a flash of inspiration, fully formed.

perfectly formed

a perfectly formed body

Form is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bruise, ↑bubble, ↑cell, ↑clot, ↑cloud, ↑consensus, ↑crust, ↑crystal, ↑dew, ↑grin, ↑group, ↑ice, ↑idea, ↑lump, ↑mould, ↑perspiration, ↑queue, ↑rock, ↑scar, ↑smile, ↑tear, ↑wrinkle
Form is used with these nouns as the object: ↑administration, ↑alignment, ↑alliance, ↑angle, ↑arc, ↑arch, ↑army, ↑assembly, ↑association, ↑attachment, ↑backdrop, ↑background, ↑band, ↑barricade, ↑barrier, ↑base, ↑basis, ↑blockade, ↑body, ↑bond, ↑border, ↑boundary, ↑brigade, ↑cabinet, ↑canopy, ↑carpet, ↑category, ↑cell, ↑chain, ↑channel, ↑character, ↑circle, ↑class, ↑climax, ↑clot, ↑cloud, ↑club, ↑clump, ↑coalition, ↑coating, ↑colony, ↑committee, ↑commune, ↑company, ↑compound, ↑confederation, ↑congregation, ↑connection, ↑consensus, ↑cooperative, ↑cordon, ↑core, ↑council, ↑crater, ↑crust, ↑curve, ↑deposit, ↑division, ↑edge, ↑element, ↑elite, ↑entity, ↑expectation, ↑federation, ↑fist, ↑focal point, ↑force, ↑foundation, ↑friendship, ↑front, ↑frown, ↑galaxy, ↑government, ↑grin, ↑groove, ↑group, ↑habit, ↑hierarchy, ↑hypothesis, ↑ice, ↑idea, ↑identity, ↑image, ↑impression, ↑infinitive, ↑judgement, ↑junta, ↑layer, ↑league, ↑line, ↑link, ↑lobby, ↑loop, ↑lump, ↑majority, ↑militia, ↑mob, ↑molecule, ↑network, ↑opinion, ↑ozone, ↑pact, ↑part, ↑partnership, ↑party, ↑paste, ↑pattern, ↑perimeter, ↑picture, ↑plan, ↑pool, ↑procession, ↑queue, ↑relationship, ↑republic, ↑ring, ↑rock, ↑sentence, ↑shape, ↑shield, ↑skeleton, ↑society, ↑spine, ↑squad, ↑structure, ↑style, ↑subsidiary, ↑syndicate, ↑task force, ↑team, ↑tense, ↑triangle, ↑trust, ↑union, ↑unit, ↑valley, ↑vapour, ↑web, ↑whole, ↑word

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