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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshake up
he/she/itshakes up
present participleshaking up
past tenseshook up
past participleshaken up

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  1. 1
    to upset or frighten someone by shocking or surprising them
    A series of robberies has shaken up residents of the neighborhood.
  2. 2
    to make changes in the way that a company is organized so that it is more effective or successful
    A new managing director was brought in to shake up the company.
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