shape (up) 1 of 2

as in to form
to take on a definite form this group of summer interns is shaping up to be one of the best we've ever hired

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shape up

2 of 2

verb (2)

as in to improve
to change one's behavior or character for the better told his son that if he didn't shape up, he'd be grounded for a month

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“Shape (up).” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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