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

Derivationally related forms: ↑shake up (for: ↑shakeup), ↑shake up, ↑reorganize (for: ↑reorganization)
Hypernyms: ↑organization, ↑organisation

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reorganization, rearrangement, restructuring, disturbance, upheaval
COLLOQ. reshuffle

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noun (informal) REORGANIZATION, restructuring, reshuffle, change, overhaul, makeover; upheaval; N. Amer. informal shakedown.

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
Etymology: shake up
1. : makeshift; specifically : a hastily constructed building
2. : an act or instance of shaking up; specifically : an extensive and often drastic rearrangement or reorganization

is expected to result in personnel shake-ups in Soviet embassies — New York Times

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/shayk"up'/, n.
a thorough change in a business, department, or the like, as by dismissals, demotions, etc.
[1900-05; n. use of v. phrase shake up]

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shakeˈ-up noun (informal)
A disturbance or reorganization
• • •
Main Entry:shake

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shake-up UK US noun [countable] [singular shake-up plural shake-ups]
an important change in the way that something such as a department or a company is organized
Thesaurus: changessynonym

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shake|up or shake-up «SHAYK UHP», noun.
Informal. a sudden and complete change; drastic rearrangement, as of policy or personnel: »

The mayor resigned during a shakeup in the government. My nerves…got another shakeup—one which utterly unmanned me for a moment (Mark Twain).

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(also shakeup) n. informal a radical reorganization

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/ˈʃeıkˌʌp/ noun, pl -ups [count]
: an important change or series of changes in the way a company or other organization is organized or run

There has been a major shake-up in the company.

a management shake-up

— see also shake up at shake, 1

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ˈshake-up [shake-up shake-ups] (also ˈshake-out) noun \shake-up (in/of sth)
a situation in which a lot of changes are made to a company, an organization, etc. in order to improve the way in which it works

a management shake-up

Union leaders are calling for a major shake-up of the system.

See also:shake-out  
Example Bank:

Police forces face the biggest shake-up in their 150-year history.

The headline read ‘Local council plans shake-up’.

The paper calls for an urgent shake-up in the health-care system.

The paper calls for an urgent shake-up in the system for looking after the elderly.

This case could lead to a shake-up of the prison system.

a major shake-up at the company

a radical shake-up in the chemical industry

the posts that were scrapped in the recent shake-up

What the industry needs is a good shake-up.

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see shake n.1 8.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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