- 1[transitive] to shape a soft substance into a particular form or object by pressing it or by putting it into a mold mold A (into B) First, mold the clay into the desired shape. mold B (from/out of/in A) The figure had been molded in clay.
- 2[transitive] to strongly influence the way somebody’s character, opinions, etc. develop mold somebody/something The experience had molded and coloured her whole life. mold somebody/something into somebody/something He molded them into a superb team.
- 3[intransitive, transitive] mold (something) to something to fit or make something fit tightly around the shape of something The fabric molds to the body.
BrE BrE//məʊld//; NAmE NAmE//moʊld//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mold
BrE BrE//məʊld//; NAmE NAmE//moʊld//he / she / it molds
BrE BrE//məʊldz//; NAmE NAmE//moʊldz//past simple molded
BrE BrE//ˈməʊldɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊldɪd//past participle molded
BrE BrE//ˈməʊldɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊldɪd//-ing form molding
BrE BrE//ˈməʊldɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊldɪŋ//