Definition of shake-up in English:


Syllabification: shake-up
(also shakeup)


  • A radical reorganization.
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    • It won the 1990 elections, and immediately carried out a radical shake-up of the country's welfare system by creating the first ‘post-welfarist’ society.
    • Now it will be left to President-elect Bush to propose a radical shake-up of social security, allowing younger workers to partially opt-out of the system and put some of their savings into the stock market instead.
    • His departure comes at a time when the Federal Government is considering a radical shake-up of the Family Law system.
    reorganization, restructuring, reshuffle, change, overhaul, makeover; upheaval, shakedown, housecleaning

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