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shapes (up)

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of shape (up)

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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shapes up

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of shape up

Synonyms & Antonyms of shapes up (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Shapes (up).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shapes%20%28up%29. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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