Phrasal Verbs

shake up (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb shake up (1)


to make big changes to an organisation and the way it's run, usually to improve it



For example

  • shake up sth The owners hired a new manager to shake up the company because it had been getting too settled in its ways.

  • shake sth up The team hadn't been playing well, so a new coach was brought in to shake things up a bit.

Quick Quiz

The inquiry into the Health Department was intended to shake things up and

a. destroy reputations

b. charge innocent people

c. improve its operation

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