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fashion vb. (1 rare outside S.)
1. to contrive, manage MND. III. ii. 194 “To this false sport,” 1H4 I. iii. 298 “As I will it,” Oth. IV. ii. 242 “which I will to fall out between twelve and one.”
2. to make (something) of a specified shape or form; esp. constr. with complement Ado III. iii. 141 “f-ing them like Pharaoh's soldiers in the reechy painting,” 1H6 III. iii. 65, Cæs. II. i. 30 “Fashion it thus,” Lr. I. ii. 206 “All with me's meet that I can it.”
3. to change, transform Cæs. II. i. 220* “I'll him” (or ?=I'll shape him to my purpose).
4. to counterfeit, pervert Ado I. iii. 30 “to a carriage to rob love from any,” H5 I. ii. 14 “That you should , wrest, or bow your reading.”
5. to adapt, accommodate “to” Gent. III. i. 135 “How shall I me to wear a cloak?,” Ado V. iv. 88 “A halting sonnet . . . Fashion'd to Beatrice.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (6):
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 3.3
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2
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