shake someone/something up

shake someone/something up
1 the accident shook him up.: See shake verb sense 4.
2 plans to shake up the legal profession: REORGANIZE, restructure, revolutionize, alter, change, transform, reform, overhaul.
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  • shake someone's belief — shake someone’s belief/confidence/faith/ phrase to make someone doubt something that they were certain was true Nothing could shake Mary’s confidence as an athlete. Thesaurus: to try to show that an idea or belief is wrongsynonym to make… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake someone's confidence — shake someone’s belief/confidence/faith/ phrase to make someone doubt something that they were certain was true Nothing could shake Mary’s confidence as an athlete. Thesaurus: to try to show that an idea or belief is wrongsynonym to make… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake someone's faith — shake someone’s belief/confidence/faith/ phrase to make someone doubt something that they were certain was true Nothing could shake Mary’s confidence as an athlete. Thesaurus: to try to show that an idea or belief is wrongsynonym to make… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake someone up — rouse someone from lethargy, apathy, or complacency he had to do something to shake the team up we lacked spark …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake — 1 / SeIk/ past tense shook past participle shaken verb 1 MOVEMENT (I) to move up and down or from side to side with quick repeated movements: His hand shook as he signed the paper. | The ground was shaking beneath their feet. | shake with… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shake hands (with someone) — shake someone’s hand phrase to hold someone’s hand and move it up and down several times as a way of greeting them or of showing that you agree to something ‘Nice to meet you,’ Larry said, shaking my hand. Thesaurus: gestures used to say hello or …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake the foundations of something — shake/rock/the foundations of something shake/​rock something to its foundations phrase to bring major changes or cause serious damage to an institution, set of beliefs etc, especially by making people question their basic ideas Thesaurus: to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake — shake1 [ ʃeık ] (past tense shook [ ʃuk ] ; past participle shaken [ ʃeıkən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 make quick movements ▸ 2 get rid of problem etc. ▸ 3 when voice sounds weak ▸ 4 make less strong etc. ▸ 5 cause fear/emotion ▸ 6 escape from someone ▸ +… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shake — shake1 W2S3 [ʃeık] v past tense shook [ʃuk] past participle shaken [ˈʃeıkən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move)¦ 2¦(body)¦ 3 shake your head 4 shake somebody s hand/shake hands with somebody 5¦(shock)¦ 6 shake somebody s confidence/beliefs etc 7 somebody s voice… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shake — I UK [ʃeɪk] / US verb Word forms shake : present tense I/you/we/they shake he/she/it shakes present participle shaking past tense shook UK [ʃʊk] / US past participle shaken UK [ˈʃeɪkən] / US *** 1) [intransitive] to make lots of quick small… …   English dictionary

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