Meaning of “shake someone up” in the English Dictionary


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shake someone up

phrasal verb with shake us /ʃeɪk/ verb past tense shook /ʃʊk/ , past participle shaken /ˈʃeɪ·kən/


to upset someone:

It really shook Gerry up when his best friend moved away.

(Definition of “shake someone up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)