morph

To morph is to change from one shape to another. A cute bunny, for example, might morph into a killer dragon in a fairy tale or an animated film.

Morph comes from the word metamorphosis, which is a Greek word meaning "a transforming." As a verb, it has only been around since the 1980s, when computers allowed animators to make things change shape in an apparently seamlessly way. With the right skills, you can morph a toaster into a highly intelligent robot that helps fight crime, offers dating advice to the protagonist of the film, and still makes an excellent piece of toast.

Definitions of morph
  1. verb
    cause to change shape in a computer animation
    “The computer programmer morphed the image”
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. verb
    change shape as via computer animation
    “In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther”
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    type of:
    contort, deform, distort, wring
    twist and press out of shape
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