shape up

shape up

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To improve; to correct one's bad habits or behavior.
    He'd better shape up soon, or he'll fail the class.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To take shape; to transform into or become.
    The fog has vanished and it's shaping up to be a beautiful day.
Synonyms Translations
  • German: sich entwickeln
  • Italian: migliorarsi
  • Russian: подтяну́ться

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