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shape up

phrasal verb with shape us   /ʃeɪp/ verb [T]
  • (DEVELOP)

to develop: It’s shaping up to be a fierce battle for the leadership of Congress.

shape up

phrasal verb with shape us   /ʃeɪp/ verb [T]
  • (IMPROVE)

to improve your behavior or performance: The coach told him to shape up and start practicing more.
(Definition of shape up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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shape up

informal
phrasal verb with shape uk   /ʃeɪp/ us   /ʃeɪp/ verb [T]
(Definition of shape up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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