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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 ​itsFridaynight 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   us   /ˈʃeɪkʌp/
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)
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