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shake–up

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noun \ˈshāk-ˌəp\

Simple Definition of shake–up

  • : an important change or series of changes in the way a company or other organization is organized or run

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shake–up

  1. :  an act or instance of shaking up; specifically :  an extensive and often drastic reorganization

1847

First Known Use of shake–up

1847


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