Phrasal Verbs

shake up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb shake up (2)


to upset or shock someone



For example

  • shake up sb The results of the train crash were so horrific that they shook up even the most hardened police and ambulance officers.

  • shake sb up Everyone in the country was shocked by the news. It certainly shook me up.

  • be shaken up by sth Have you seen Mary? She looks like she was really shaken up by the accident.

Quick Quiz

The news shook her up so much that she was

a. shaking and in tears

b. smiling and chatting

c. her usual happy self

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