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shake sb up

phrasal verb with shake uk   us   /ʃeɪk/ verb (shook, shaken)
C2 If an unpleasant experience shakes someone up, it makes them feel shocked and upset: I think she was quite shaken up by the accident.
Translations of “shake sb up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使震驚…
in Russian шокировать…
in Turkish sarsmak, şok etmek, üzmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使震惊…
in Polish wstrząsnąć kimś…
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