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English verb: shake up

1. shake up (motion) shock physically


SamplesGeorgia was shaken up in the Tech game.


Synonymsbump around, jar


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)displace, move

2. shake up (social) organize anew


SamplesWe must reorganize the company if we don't want to go under.


Synonymsreorganise, reorganize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)organise, organize


Narrower (hyponym)retool, revise

3. shake up (motion) shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)


Synonymssuccuss


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake

4. shake up (emotion) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of


SamplesThese stories shook the community.
The civil war shook the country.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to shake up Sue


Synonymsexcite, shake, stimulate, stir


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)affright, animate, arouse, elate, enliven, exalt, excite, fright, frighten, fuel, inspire, intoxicate, invigorate, invite, lift up, pick up, scare, sex, tempt, thrill, tickle, titillate, turn on, uplift, vibrate, wind up

5. shake up (contact) change the arrangement or position of


Synonymsagitate, commove, disturb, raise up, stir up, vex


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)beat, poke, rile, roil, scramble, toss

6. shake up (contact) make fuller by shaking


SamplesFluff up the pillows.


Synonymsfluff up, plump up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake









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