morph v. 2
transitive to change the shape or form of part of (something); to create (something) by such a transformation
Pain stabbed through her… The soft-bodied thing that had fallen on her morphed out grabbing legs, hooks that sank into her flesh as she cried out and tried to pull it loose.
Star Wars: Planet of Twilight (1998) 237
The next morning they morphed the pod into an ash-runner and drove through the cindered forest.
Days of Solomon Gursky in G. Dozois Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction, 12th Coll. (1999) 241
‘I personally have never known a falcon to throw up,’ I said. ‘But you might want to demorph just in case.’ ‘Yeah,’ Rachel said. ‘And then morph something big and mean. Something that will help us fight our way out.’
Animorphs: Sacrifice 19
B. Hambly 'Planet of Twilight'
Research HistoryThis is the transitive version of the verb; e.g. 'it morphed out grabbing legs'.
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1998 reprint of Barbara Hambly's 1997 "Planet of Twilight".
Rachel Flynn submitted a 2001 cite from K.A. Applegate's "Animorphs".
We would like cites of any date from other sources.
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