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

v cause to change shape in a computer animation

“The computer programmer morphed the image”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v change shape as via computer animation

“In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther”
Type of:
contort, deform, distort, wring
twist and press out of shape

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