One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Mix ingredients by shaking.‘use soap flakes shaken up in the water to make bubbles’
2Make radical changes to the organization or structure of an institution or system.‘he presented plans to shake up the legal profession’
reorganize, restructure, revolutionize, alter dramatically, make far-reaching changes in, transform, reform, overhaul, updateView synonyms
- ‘Perhaps the company will shake things up a bit when it does a consumer launch, planned for the fourth quarter.’
- ‘There is no shortage of proposals and initiatives to shake the system up.’
- ‘Still, I've been thinking, if you're going to shake this thing up, maybe my initial plan didn't go far enough.’
- ‘Being the on-the-edge kind of person he is, Terry cannot help but shake things up in Sammy's very ordered and well structured household.’
- ‘It's about time the health service was shaken up though time will tell whether it will be a success.’
- ‘Finally, it must be commented upon: kudos go to organizers for having the guts and ingenuity to shake things up a bit.’
- ‘Does that mean that he has plans to shake things up on the Max Bell stage?’
- ‘It is about time the flooring industry was shaken up and customers were considered, and that was the motivation in combining the best technology and old - fashioned service to deliver huge reductions and a better way to buy flooring.’
- ‘I didn't expect it, though I probably should've, but Logan was formulating some plans for how to shake things up with my social life as well.’
- ‘Since the start of last year the portfolio line-up has been shaken up from time to time.’
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