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Synonyms for shape up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shape-up(verb)

    a way of hiring longshoremen by the day; applicants gather around a union boss who selects those to be hired

  2. progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up(verb)

    develop in a positive way

    "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"

    Synonyms:
    throw out, fare, mature, set ahead, come, bring forward, build up, come along, board, pass on, get along, win, supercharge, kick upstairs, progress, maturate, pull ahead, come on, make headway, go up, advance, surface, upgrade, make out, encourage, further, come up, gain, bestride, elevate, age, mount up, do, draw close, draw near, boost, go on, gain ground, jump on, raise, work up, move on, get on, get on with, hop on, senesce, approach, show up, turn up, climb on, get along with, appear, come near, mount, march on, come out, be on, near, promote, get ahead, build

Wiktionary

  1. shape up(verb)

    To improve; to correct one's bad habits or behavior.

    He'd better shape up soon, or he'll fail the class.

    Synonyms:
    pull ones socks up, improve, pull ones finger out

  2. shape up(verb)

    To take shape; to transform into or become.

    The fog has vanished and it's shaping up to be a beautiful day.

    Synonyms:
    become, turn into, turn out

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How to say shape up in sign language?

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How to use shape up in a sentence?

  1. Hampus Lindholm:

    We've known for a while that we were going to play in the playoffs, so I was taking advantage of the situation to get myself prepared, i've been working out more during the season to get my shape up before the playoffs. I've had that focus all year.

  2. Ian Nakamoto:

    Right now we're in the middle of earnings season, so I would think people are interested in seeing how the earnings are going to shape up. The bar is set pretty low.

  3. June Jordan:

    Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law. Because, in other words, the powerful don't play; they mean to keep that power, and those who are the powerless (you and me) better shape up --mimic/ape/suck --in the very image of the powerful, or the powerful will destroy you --you and our children.

  4. Hussam Hammada:

    Reasons varied. Some people suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure and others - and they are the bigger number - wanted to shape up, keep fit or relieve their stress.

  5. Scholar Talks:

    Make success out of failures as failure is a stepping stone to success Make your dream your plan, it always works. Mistakes indicate that efforts were made. More than instructions, students need GUIDANCE. Most important asset for you is your learning. Learn as much while you can. My Question is do you have the WILL to chase them? never give up. It takes time for great things to shape up. Never let go of your desire, as they are the only driving force. Never let your curiosity die. It is the doorway to creativity.


Translations for shape up

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  • sich entwickelnGerman
  • de vorm aannemenDutch
  • подтянутьсяRussian
  • forma sig, komma i form, rycka upp sigSwedish
  • gelişmek, iyi yolda olmak, iyi gitmek, biçimlenmekTurkish

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