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shape up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shape

  1. to take on a definite form this group of summer interns is shaping up to be one of the best we've ever hired Synonyms of shape up crystallize (also crystalize), jell, form (up), solidifyWords Related to shape up associate, coalesce, cohere, fuse; combine, conjoin, conjugate, connect, couple, join, link (up), unify, uniteNear Antonyms of shape up break down, decay, decompose, disintegrate


shape up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shape up

  1. to change one's behavior or character for the better angrily told his son that if he didn't shape up, he'd be grounded for a month Synonyms of shape up amend, mend, reform, straighten (up or out)Words Related to shape up behave, regenerate; better, improveNear Antonyms of shape up backslide, regress


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