Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shape_up

1 sense of shape-up

Sense 1
shape-up -- (a way of hiring longshoremen by the day; applicants gather around a union boss who selects those to be hired)
       => employment, engagement -- (the act of giving someone a job)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shape_up

1 sense of shape up

Sense 1
progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up -- (develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up")
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

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