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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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Cruising across the country from June through August, the Shape-up America Tour caps off a hugely successful year for the brand as it has become the gold standard of the toning industry since its launch in 2009.
NYSE:SKX), a global leader in the footwear industry, today announced that the Company has launched a free Shape-Up N' Go[TM] application for the iPhone[R].
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.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner to Participate in Multi-Platform Integrated Marketing Campaign for Shape-ups
Good news there are still lots of new fun classes for summertime shape-ups.
Take, for instance, the new Shape-ups sneaker from Manhattan Beach-based Skechers USA Inc.
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.
Its principal products include Superpretzel soft pretzels, Icee, and Arctic Blast frozen carbonated beverages, Luigi's Real Italian Ice, Tio Pepe's churros, Shape-Ups frozen juice bars and Mrs.
On May 16, 2012, the Company announced it had reached a settlement agreement relating to allegations that it used false advertising in the marketing of its toning shoe products, specifically the Shape-ups brand.
New York, May 12 (ANI): Ads for the Skechers Shape-ups for Girls that claim the shoes allegedly help firm the legs and butts of women are causing alarm with parents worried over the message they may send to young girls when it comes to body image.
maker of ICEE and ARCTIC BLAST frozen beverages, Luigi's, Mama Tish's, Shape-Ups, Minute Maid, and Hi-C frozen juice bars and ices, as well as SUPERPRETZEL soft pretzels, has announced record sales and lower earnings for its second quarter and a loss for the six months ended March 31, 2001.