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Noun: shakeup  'sheyk,úp
  1. The imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes)
    "top officials were forced out in the cabinet shakeup";
    - reorganization, reorganisation [Brit], shake-up, rejig [Brit]
Verb: shake up
  1. Shock physically
    - jar, bump around
  2. Organize anew
    "We must shake up the company if we don't want to go under";
    - reorganize, reorganise [Brit]
  3. Shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)
    - succuss
  4. Excite the feelings or emotions of; disturb the peace of
    "These stories shook up the community";
    - stimulate, shake, excite, stir
  5. Change the arrangement or position of
    - agitate, vex, disturb, commove, stir up, raise up
  6. Make fuller by shaking
    "shake up the pillows";
    - fluff up, plump up

Derived forms: shakeups, shakes up, shaking up, shook up, shaken up, shake-ups

See also: ruffle

Type of: agitate, arouse, displace, elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, fire, kindle, move, organisation [Brit], organise [Brit], organization, organize, provoke, raise, shake