shake up

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to upset)
a. afectar
The near disaster on the suspension bridge had quite shaken the travelers.El desastre que por poco sufrieron los viajeros en el puente colgante los había afectado mucho.
b. impresionar
What really shook us up was the realization that we could have been hurt or killed if we had been on that train.Lo que realmente nos impresionó fue la comprensión de que podríamos haber sufrido daño o muerte si hubiéramos estado en ese tren.
2. (to restructure)
a. reorganizar
The new CEO is going to shake things up at the company.El nuevo director ejecutivo va a reorganizar las cosas en la empresa.
3. (to agitate)
a. agitar
The driver who won the race shook up the bottle and then opened it, spraying champagne everywhere.El conductor que ganó la carrera agitó la botella y entonces la abrió, disparando champán por todas partes.
b. sacudir
Add the powder to the water, put on the cover, and then shake it up.Agrega el polvo al agua, vuelve a poner la tapa y sacúdelo.
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shake up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (upset)
a. trastornar
2. (reorganize; system)
a. reorganizar
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shake up
transitive verb
1 [+bottle] agitar; [+pillow] sacudir
he drove as though he hated his passengers, shaking them up like old watermelons in a truck
2 (upset) conmocionar
she was badly shaken up estaba muy conmocionada or afectada; he was shaken up but not hurt estaba en estado de shock, pero ileso
he was a bit shaken up after the accident he was in the car when those people died. That really shook him up The other factor that shook up the market was the Labor Department' s announcement about inflation being higher than anticipated
3 (rouse, stir) [+person] espabilar; despabilar
he needs somebody like you to shake him up a bit she's quite capable of doing it - she just needs shaking up a bit now the village has a cause to fight for - this should shake them up a bit
4 (reform) [+company] reorganizar; reestructurar; [+system] reformar
he knew more about corporate restructurings than anyone on the board, having shaken up his own company repeatedly over the last five years we were ready for strong, new leadership to shake up the country's corrupt and ineffective institutions They believed in constantly shaking things up, monitoring and reacting to the competition down the street Czechoslovak agriculture is about to be shaken up for the second time in 40 years China's national airline said it was shaking up airline and airport management after a hijacking Murray said she was looking forward to joining other newly elected female senators in shaking up the nearly all-male Senate Clearly, it is the judiciary which needs shaking up
you need to shake up your ideas a bit! ¡tienes que replantearte las ideas!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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