Definition of shake-up in English:

shake-up

Syllabification: shake-up
(also shakeup)

noun

informal
A radical reorganization.
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
reorganization, restructuring, reshuffle, change, overhaul, makeover; upheaval, shakedown, housecleaning

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