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shake something up

phrasal verb with shake us   /ʃeɪk/ verb past tense shook /ʃʊk/ , past participle shaken /ˈʃeɪ·kən/
  • (CAUSE CHANGE)

to cause changes to something, esp. in order to make improvements: He’s running for senator as an outsider who will shake things up.
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