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Synonyms of 'shape up'

(phrasal verb) 
Definition
to progress or develop satisfactorily
It's all shaping up well for a brilliant finale next week.
Synonyms
progress
He came round to see how our work was progressing.
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develop
Children develop at different rates.
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come on
He is coming on very well at the violin.
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turn out
It turned out that I knew the person she was talking about.
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proceed
The defence is not yet ready to proceed with the trial.
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look good
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be promising
See shape

Additional synonyms

in the sense of come on
Definition
to make progress
He is coming on very well at the violin.
Synonyms
in the sense of develop
Definition
to grow or bring to a later, more elaborate, or more advanced stage
Children develop at different rates.
in the sense of proceed
Definition
to advance or carry on, esp. after stopping
The defence is not yet ready to proceed with the trial.
Synonyms
go ahead,
get on,
press on,
crack on (informal)

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