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Noun shape up has 1 sense
- shape-up - a way of hiring longshoremen by the day; applicants gather around a union boss who selects those to be hired
--1 is a kind of employment, engagement
Verb shape up has 1 sense
- 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"
--1 is one way to develop