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English definition of “shake sb up”

shake sb up

verb uk phrasal verb with shake   /ʃeɪk/ (shook, shaken) us  
If an unpleasant experience shakes someone up, it makes them feel shocked and upset: I think she was quite shaken up by the accident.Making people sad, shocked and upset
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