shakeup


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shake·up

 (shāk′ŭp′)
n.
A thorough, often drastic reorganization, as of the personnel in a business or government.
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Noun1.shakeup - 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"

shakeup

noun
A thorough or drastic reorganization:
Informal: housecleaning.
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Inch notes that the last major Dow shakeup occurred in September 2003, when American Airlines (AAL), Bank of America (BAC) and Hewlett Packard (HPQ) were removed and Goldman Sachs (GS), Nike (NKE) and Verizon (VZ) were added.
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A SHAKEUP of employment law that will stop aggrieved workers launching tribunal cases against their bosses without first complaining to them in writing was announced yesterday.
The recent management shakeup at Freddie Mac has significant implications for that company as well as its larger sibling, Fannie Mae.
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The main result will be a House of Representatives shakeup.