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or shape-up  (shāp′ŭp′)
An assembled group of dock workers from which the day's work crew is chosen by a representative of the union.
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Noun1.shape-up - a way of hiring longshoremen by the day; applicants gather around a union boss who selects those to be hired
employment, engagement - the act of giving someone a job
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With the class action settlement in May 2012, the Federal Trade Commission said Skechers made several false claims in its advertising for its Shape-ups shoes.
In 2011, Skechers sued Sears, claiming that several brands of "toning" sneakers it sold in its retail stores infringed on the patents of Shape-ups, a Skechers' sneaker line that claimed to help wearers firm muscles and burn calories.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) confirmed that the company has agreed to the settlement on charges that it "deceived consumers by making unfounded claims" about its Shape-ups, Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-ups lines of shoes and consumers who bought the shoes will be entitled to refunds.
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J & J's frozen dessert products include Luigi's, Mama Tish's, Shape-Ups, Minute Maid, and Hi-C frozen juice bars a nd ices, as well as the ICEE and Arctic Blast frozen beverages.
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