English

Definition of shape up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shape up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
jump to other results
Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1to develop in a particular way, especially in a good way Our plans are shaping up nicely (= showing signs that they will be successful).
  2. 2(informal) to improve your behaviour, work harder, etc. If he doesn't shape up, he'll soon be out of a job.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shape up

Other results

All matches
Idioms