1. the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes)
    a committee was appointed to oversee the reorganization of the curriculum
    top officials were forced out in the cabinet shakeup
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How To Use shake-up In A Sentence

  • Indeed a shake-up was needed and voters have demanded one. Times, Sunday Times
  • In a major shake-up of management, chief operations office becomes chief executive designate.
  • In an internal Labour group document leaked to the Evening Press last year, it was claimed the Government-imposed shake-up of the council had caused divisions among party members.
  • The paper calls for an urgent shake-up in the system for looking after the elderly.
  • He went on to intimate that he was indeed contemplating a shake-up of the company.
  • The shake-up aims to recast IBM as a federation of flexible and competing sub-sidiaries.
  • A shake-up of vehicle excise duty could see the tax being split into two tiers. The Sun
  • It marks the start of a top-level shake-up that should save £250,000 a year from 2007 onwards.
  • He also called for a shake-up of restrictive working practices. The Sun
  • Pirate radio was about to be superannuated by the BBC shake-up that would give rise to Radio One.
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