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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

... for you to spin your dreams. Shake up Peter, and we'll get ready for the night. Too bad to leave this fire, but we can have one ...
— Little Busybodies - The Life of Crickets, Ants, Bees, Beetles, and Other Busybodies • Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody

... here just as a consequence of that little shake up, may be for a couple of weeks, may be three, and if you're coming to do a bit of a talk to me ever and again, then I tell you I don't call this a misfortune. It isn't a misfortune. It's ...
— Mr. Britling Sees It Through • H. G. Wells

... end, and lay in ice-water one hour; wipe them, slice thin, and slice an onion equally thin. Strew salt over them, shake up a few times, cover and let remain in this brine for another hour. Then squeeze or press out every drop of water which has been extracted from the cucumbers. Put into a salad bowl, sprinkle with white pepper and scatter bits of parsley over them; add enough vinegar to cover. ...
— The International Jewish Cook Book • Florence Kreisler Greenbaum

... 'shake up that drone and drunkard, Carlton; tell him that his master directs that the travelling carriage shall be at the ...
— The Purcell Papers - Volume I. (of III.) • Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

... not float in water. If we shake up sand in water the sand sinks, leaving the water entirely clear. So running water does not carry sand with it unless it is running very quickly: the sand ...
— Lessons on Soil • E. J. Russell

... there are character sketches that deserve all praise; one often pulls up with a reminder that the thing is the work of a proficient craftsman. But in the main it lumbers and jolts, wabbles and bores. A sort of ponderous imbecility gets into it. Both in its elaborate devices to shake up the pious and its imposing demonstrations of what every one knows, it somehow suggests the advanced thinking of Greenwich Village. I suspect, indeed, that the vin rouge was in Dreiser's arteries as he concocted it. ...
— A Book of Prefaces • H. L. Mencken

... impudent, cynical, who seemed ready to shake dice with the devil, and had no fear of mortals because he had no respect for them. These outcasts of a few years back were able now to seize the threads of intrigue, and shake up two governments with a single pull! He mourned while he described what he had done for them. There would be no trial for Ledwith. He would be released at once and sent home at government expense. It was a great favor, a very great favor. Even ...
— The Art of Disappearing • John Talbot Smith

... drying, charged it heavily with dust. When a tired man threw himself down heavily upon his sorry couch he was enveloped for a few seconds in the cloud of dust which he sent from the straw into the air. Whenever we attempted to shake up our beds to make them slightly more comfortable, the darkness of the loft was rendered darker by the dense dust fog which was precipitated. Naturally violent coughing and sneezing attended these operations and the dust, being ...
— Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons - Wesel, Sennelager, Klingelputz, Ruhleben • Henry Charles Mahoney

... throw off much carbonic acid from his lungs, if not from his skin. It does not follow, however, that because this gas is formed we are obliged to inhale it. We may change our position, change our clothing, ventilate our rooms of all sorts, shake up our bed-clothing often and air our bed, and use clean, loose, and porous clothing by night and by day. We may thus very effectually guard against injuries from a very ...
— Popular Education - For the use of Parents and Teachers, and for Young Persons of Both Sexes • Ira Mayhew

... world this morning, eh?" the doctor quizzed in an indulgent voice. "We'll try to make it better,—shake up the combination." He broke off suddenly and remarked in an ordinary, conversational voice: "Your friend Mrs. Woodyard was in here this morning,—a clever woman! My, but ...
— Together • Robert Herrick (1868-1938)

... how I hate it! Jane, do shake up my pillows. They feel as if there were stones instead ...
— The Maidens' Lodge - None of Self and All of Thee, (In the Reign of Queen Anne) • Emily Sarah Holt

... commanded the voice. "And keep her up all the way along. We'll shake up the 'nerves' I ...
— The Rise of Roscoe Paine • Joseph C. Lincoln

... keeping the large majority of the people in political childhood. Hence it has ever been the task of a class-conscious minority to battle with energy and enthusiasm for the collective interest of society, and to shake up and drag the large inert mass after them. Thus has it been in all great Movements: it is neither astonishing nor discouraging that the experience made with the Movement of the working class is repeated in the Movement for the emancipation of woman. Previous successes prove that pains, labor and ...
— Woman under socialism • August Bebel

... and apple vinegar will cure dropsy. One tea cup of anvil dust to a quart of vinegar. Shake up well and bathe in it. It sure will cure de worse ...
— Slave Narratives, Oklahoma - A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From - Interviews with Former Slaves • Various

... said Mrs. Pike, who had unbent from her reserve over her second cup of tea to a most remarkable degree, "it were hard enough to ask Doctor Tom in to pot-luck with my chicken dumplins, that he carries on over, a-knowing about what you and Cindy could shake up in the kitchen, but with Miss Elinory's cooking added I'm a-going to turn him away hungry ...
— The Road to Providence • Maria Thompson Daviess

... now. It's this way: The inside of my head shakes all over. The doctor said it was like a bottle full of something which must settle. I am settling here where everybody speaks so low and kind, but when I am a little clear, with the sediment going down, if you shake up the bottle, it is thick and muddy again, and ...
— The Cromptons • Mary J. Holmes

... to the muleteer. The bed consisted of a wooden catre, or frame, supporting a large square bag of the coarsest sackcloth, half full of dried maize-leaves, and having a rent in the centre, through which to introduce the arm, and shake up the contents. The only other furniture of the room was a chair with a broken back. On the floor lay the gipsy's wallet, and his abarcas, which he had taken off to avoid noise during his clandestine entrance into the house. The gipsy himself was busy ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846 • Various

Words linked to "Shake up" :   fright, vibrate, frighten, retool, inspire, revise, tempt, animate, organize, kindle, exalt, scramble, titillate, provoke, wind up, shake, enliven, elate, thrill, toss, move, fuel, shake-up, roil, scare, intoxicate, fire, evoke, bump around, poke, tickle, rile, arouse, enkindle, affright, beat, uplift, invite, pick up, lift up, raise, shakeup, excite, sex, displace, jar, elicit, invigorate, turn on, organise

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