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    shake-up

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough confirm the rightness of my conjecture concerning the interpretation of the word in bold in the following NYT’s title “McCain Orders Shake-Up of His Campaign”? I make a guess that “shake up” in the present case is a noun with the following meaning the imposition of a new organization (accomplishment of a drastic rearrangement or reorganization) as in as in “New management was bent on shaking up each division”.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.
    Last edited by vil; 06-Jul-2008 at 15:09.


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    Re: shake-up

    "A shake up" is a metaphorical taking of something and shaking it so that it is reorganized.

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    Re: shake-up

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your affirmative reply.

    Regards

    V.

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    Re: shake-up

    BTW, the hyphen indicates that it is a noun not a verb.

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