Meaning of SHAPE-UP in English

/shayp"up'/ , n.

1. an act or instance of shaping up.

2. a former method of hiring longshoremen in which the applicants appeared daily at the docks and a union hiring boss chose those who would be given work.

Also, shapeup .

[ 1940-45; n. use of v. phrase shape up ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .