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Origin of shake-up
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Example sentences from the Web for shake-up
He even foreshadowed his plans for a shake-up during a conference call with media reporters back in November.
Bird attributes the sound to a shake-up in his recording process.Andrew Bird’s ‘Break It Yourself’ Is a Tale of Survival|Adam Auriemma|April 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nick Summers talks to Beckman and his staffers about the shake-up.
There had indeed been a “shake-up” on the nine the day of the game.Baseball Joe at Yale|Lester Chadwick
Every shake-up we have somebody wants to fire him, or pension him off.Torchy and Vee|Sewell Ford
Ranger would not go down slowly and the shake-up she received was unpleasant.The Man of the Forest|Zane Grey
"It can't be quite the same after so universal a shake-up," I objected.Sonia Married|Stephen McKenna
Rather a shake-up, though, and I was dizzy with the heat before.Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch|Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for shake-up
verb (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with shake-up
Agitate in order to mix or loosen, as in This cough medicine needs to be thoroughly shaken up, or Please shake up these pillows.
Upset greatly, as in Even though no one was hurt, he was greatly shaken up by the accident. This usage alludes to being agitated like a liquid being shaken. Also see all shook up. [Late 1800s]
Subject to drastic rearrangement or reorganization, as in New management was bent on shaking up each division.