Definition of shake up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


shake up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Surprise
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to surprise somebody and make them think about something in a different way, become more active, etc. Shaken up by the early goal against them, the team began to fight back. See related entries: Surprise
to make important changes in an organization, a profession, etc. in order to make it more efficient The whole industry needs shaking up. related noun shake-up
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