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shake′-up`



n.
a thorough change of administration in an organization, department, or the like, as by dismissals or reassignments.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shake-up - the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes); "a committee was appointed to oversee the reorganization of the curriculum"; "top officials were forced out in the cabinet shakeup"
organization, organisation - the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business; "he was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department"

shake-up

noun reorganization, revolution, reformation, shift, innovation, transformation, upheaval, metamorphosis, sea change, drastic or radical change controversial health service shake-ups
Translations

shake-up

[ˈʃeɪkʌp] N [of company, system] → reorganización f, reestructuración f
today a cabinet shake-up was announcedhoy se anunció una reestructuración or remodelación del gabinete ministerial

shake-up

n (inf: = reorganization) → Umbesetzung f; to give a department etc a good shake-up (= revitalization)eine Abteilung etc auf Zack bringen (inf); (= reorganization)eine Abteilung etc umbesetzen or umorganisieren

shake-up

[ˈʃeɪkˌʌp] n (fig) → cambiamento

shake

(ʃeik) past tense shook (ʃuk) : past participle shaken verb
1. to (cause to) tremble or move with jerks. The explosion shook the building; We were shaking with laughter; Her voice shook as she told me the sad news.
2. to shock, disturb or weaken. He was shaken by the accident; My confidence in him has been shaken.
noun
1. an act of shaking. He gave the bottle a shake.
2. drink made by shaking the ingredients together vigorously. a chocolate milk-shake.
ˈshaking noun
an act of shaking or state of being shaken, shocked etc. They got a shaking in the crash.
ˈshaky adjective
1. weak or trembling with age, illness etc. a shaky voice; shaky handwriting.
2. unsteady or likely to collapse. a shaky chair.
3. (sometimes with at) not very good, accurate etc. He's a bit shaky at arithmetic; My arithmetic has always been very shaky; I'd be grateful if you would correct my rather shaky spelling.
ˈshakily adverb
ˈshakiness noun
ˈshake-up noun
a disturbance or reorganization.
no great shakes
not very good or important. He has written a book, but it's no great shakes.
shake one's fist at
to hold up one's fist as though threatening to punch. He shook his fist at me when I drove into the back of his car.
shake one's head
to move one's head round to left and right to mean `No'. `Are you coming?' I asked. She shook her head.
shake off
to rid oneself of. He soon shook off the illness.
shake up
to disturb or rouse (people) so as to make them more energetic.
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There's a quality of unreality to recent press obsession with these changes--they not only amount to a faux shake-up, but are perversely unrelated to the actual problems underlying the president's cratering approval numbers.
Other big life insurers have recovered from shake-ups before, and AIG's excellent products, competitive commissions and financial stability should help AIG's life and annuity operations get through the current shake-up without suffering any noticeable harm, Cantone says.
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Solicitor Patrick McGuire, whose firm Thompsons represent families at FAIs, welcomed some aspects of the planned shake-up.
The shake-up comes as Greggs, which saw its share price tumble 9% yesterday, issued a profit warning after being hit by weather extremes.
Cardiff was the first local authority to propose a radical schools shake-up last year.
The shake-up comes as Greggs, who saw their share price tumble nine per cent yesterday, issued a profit warning after being hit by weather extremes.
Around 80% of homes - some 170,000 properties - will see their collection day change as a result of the shake-up.
The shake-up came as Barclays announced bumper results for 2012, with profits soaring PS7billion.
A FURTHER big shake-up in the banking sector is on the cards with the announcement that Spanish banking giant Santander is poised to take over Alliance & Leicester (A&L) under a pounds 1.
Western leaders expressed hope that the shake-up would not affect Russia's positions on Kosovo, but the first reaction was not good.