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Definition 1: develop in a positive way - [verb of change]

Samples where shape up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for shape up in the sense of this definition

(shape up is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of shape up ) improve one's social status

"This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"

(... is a kind of shape up ) progress by large jumps instead of small increments

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