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English definition of “shape up”

shape up

informal
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with shape   /ʃeɪp/ us  
[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. to improve your behaviour or performance: I've been told that if I don't shape up, I'll lose my job.
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