Meaning of “shakeup” in the English Dictionary


"shakeup" in American English

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shakeupnoun [ C ]

us /ˈʃeɪkˌʌp/

a new arrangement of something, esp. people's jobs, that is intended to be an improvement:

CBS announced a shakeup of its Friday night TV schedule.

(Definition of “shakeup” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shakeup" in Business English

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shakeupnoun [ C ]

also shake-up uk /ˈʃeɪkʌp/ us

a difficult period in which a company, industry, etc. is forced to change in order to be more successful:

The industry is going through its largest shakeup for 40 years.
Over 90 jobs were lost in the recent shakeup.

(Definition of “shakeup” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)