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Noun: shape-up  'sheyp,úp
  1. A way of hiring longshoremen by the day; applicants gather around a union boss who selects those to be hired
Verb: shape up
  1. Make progress in knowledge or status
    "Plans are shaping up";
    - progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along

Derived forms: shaping up, shapes up, shape-ups, shaped up

Type of: develop, employment, engagement

Encyclopedia: Shape up