Definition of Shake up
to greatly startle, shock, or upset someone
Examples of Shake up in a sentence
The thunderous bell was just what it took to shake up the exhausted student sleeping at his desk. 🔊
Detectives tried to shake up the suspect by showing him graphic pictures of the murder victim’s body, but the gory graphics didn’t upset him at all. 🔊
Seeing a horrific car crash on the highway was enough to shake up the already nervous driver. 🔊
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