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  • n  the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes)
    top officials were forced out in the cabinet shakeup
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  • Scott Fujita in USA Today
    Sometimes a shakeup can be a good thing,Fujita said. "It's Sean's decision. I trust him. But I think, sometimes, making people a little uneasy is healthy."
  • David Walker in
    If the federal government was a private corporation and the same report came out this morning, our stock would be dropping and there would be talk about whether the company's management and directors needed a major shakeup,Walker said during...
  • Ehud Barak in International Herald Tribune
    The state of Israel, the army and the security establishment are experiencing a major shakeup. I believe that I possess the capabilities and talents necessary to serve as Israel's next defense minister,Barak wrote.

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