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shake-up

 
Noun shake-up has 1 sense
  1. reorganization, reorganisation, shake-up, shakeup - the act of imposing a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes); "a committee was appointed to oversee the reorganization of the curriculum"; "top officials were forced out in the cabinet shakeup"
    --1 is a kind of organization, organisation
    Derived form: verb shake up2
Verb shake-up has 6 senses
  1. jar, shake up, bump around - shock physically; "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"
    --1 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. reorganize, reorganise, shake up - organize anew; "We must reorganize the company if we don't want to go under"
    --2 is one way to organize, organise
    Derived forms: noun shake-up1, noun shakeup1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. succuss, shake up - shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)
    --3 is one way to shake, agitate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
    --4 is one way to arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to shake up Sue
  5. agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up - change the arrangement or position of
    --5 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  6. fluff up, plump up, shake up - make fuller by shaking; "fluff up the pillows"
    --6 is one way to shake, agitate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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