shake sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"shake sth up" in British English

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shake sth up

phrasal verb with shake uk   us   /ʃeɪk/ verb (shook, shaken)
C1 to ​causelargechanges in something such as an ​organization, usually in ​order to make ​improvements: Technological ​changes have ​shaken up many ​industries. The first thing the new ​chairman of the ​company did was to ​shake up the ​management. Several new ​players have been ​brought in to ​shake up the ​team.
(Definition of shake sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shake sth up" in Business English

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shake sth up

phrasal verb with shake uk   us   /ʃeɪk/ verb [T]
to make important ​changes to a ​system or ​organization: They saw the ​potential of the ​Internet to ​shake up the whole ​retailsector and ​change the way it ​works. They ​appointed a new ​CEO to ​shake up the ​organization. The new ​head of HR has already ​started to shake things up.
(Definition of shake sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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