shapes (up) 1 of 2

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

present tense third-person singular of shape up
as in improves
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 14 Jul. 2024.

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