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Definition 1: make fuller by shaking - [verb of contact]

Samples where shake up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fluff up the pillows

Synonyms for shake up in the sense of this definition

(shake up is a kind of ...) move or cause to move back and forth

"The chemist shook the flask vigorously" "My hands were shaking"

Definition 2: change the arrangement or position of - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for shake up in the sense of this definition

(shake up is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of shake up ) stir vigorously

"beat the egg whites" "beat the cream"

(... is a kind of shake up ) agitate

"toss the salad"

(... is a kind of shake up ) make turbid by stirring up the sediments of

(... is a kind of shake up ) stir by poking

"poke the embers in the fireplace"

Definition 3: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where shake up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These stories shook the community
  • the civil war shook the country

Synonyms for shake up in the sense of this definition

(shake up is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of shake up ) stimulate

"fuel the debate on creationism"

(... is a kind of shake up ) stimulate sexually

"This movie usually arouses the male audience"

(... is a kind of shake up ) cause fear in

"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me" "Ghosts could never affright her"

(... is a kind of shake up ) feel sudden intense sensation or emotion

"he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"

(... is a kind of shake up ) give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting

"the window displays tempted the shoppers"

(... is a kind of shake up ) fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

"Music can uplift your spirits"

(... is a kind of shake up ) heighten or intensify

"These paintings exalt the imagination"

(... is a kind of shake up ) excite pleasurably or erotically

"A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine"

Definition 4: shock physically - [verb of motion]

Samples where shake up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game

Synonyms for shake up in the sense of this definition

(shake up is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Definition 5: shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body) - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for shake up in the sense of this definition

(shake up is a kind of ...) move or cause to move back and forth

"The chemist shook the flask vigorously" "My hands were shaking"

Samples where shake up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We must reorganize the company if we don't want to go under

Synonyms for shake up in the sense of this definition

(shake up is a kind of ...) cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea

(... is a kind of shake up ) revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving

"We must retool the town's economy"

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