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Shake up   /ʃeɪk əp/   Listen
Shake up

Shock physically.  Synonyms: bump around, jar.
Organize anew.  Synonyms: reorganise, reorganize.
Shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body).  Synonym: succuss.
Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of.  Synonyms: excite, shake, stimulate, stir.  "The civil war shook the country"
Change the arrangement or position of.  Synonyms: agitate, commove, disturb, raise up, stir up, vex.
Make fuller by shaking.  Synonyms: fluff up, plump up.

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"Shake up" Quotes from Famous Books

... It shall so pleasantly and gently jolt thee, as to shake up, and pack off the stagnant humors mantling ...
— Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2) • Herman Melville

... lime-water by stirring slaked lime with water and allowing the mixture to settle. Shake up some clear lime-water with a jar of the gas. Pupils will be made to understand that the milky colour will in future be considered the test for ...
— Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study • Ontario Ministry of Education

... in that direction," he explained, "because there's a city full of wicked people up there, on the Earth outside. When I laugh, it's an Earthquake, you see, and I don't want to shake up the good people. Now"—he pointed in another direction—"the town of Five Corners is up about there. You wouldn't want me to try an Earthquake ...
— Half-Past Seven Stories • Robert Gordon Anderson

... chamber, his own, opening from the sitting room, and proceeded, literally, to "shake up" the bed. It was not a lengthy process and, when it was completed, he returned to find his visitor already divested of the coat and ...
— Cy Whittaker's Place • Joseph C. Lincoln

... complete ignorance. The imparting and receiving this news established such a bond between the two as the schoolmaster had hitherto thought impossible should exist between himself and one of the weaker sex. Yet, in her brief absence, he had taken pains to dust himself, and shake up his hair and whiskers. His companion was preparing to tell how she had heard of him from Miss Carmichael, when another young lady, almost her counterpart in general appearance, ...
— Two Knapsacks - A Novel of Canadian Summer Life • John Campbell

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