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English definition of “shape up”

shape up

informal phrasal verb with shape     /ʃeɪp/ verb [T]
[usually continuous] to develop : How are your plans shaping up? Things seem to be shaping up nicely . Colin is shaping up quite well in his new job .Making progress and advancingBecoming better to improve your behaviour or performance : I've been told that if I don't shape up, I'll lose my job .Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
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