all shook up


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all shook up

slang Rattled, agitated, or excited, usually after a specific incident or event. We were all shook up after hearing gunshots so close to our house. He just got a foreclosure notice, so he's all shook up right now. I'm all shook up over this beautiful new girl in my class.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*all shook up

Sl. excited; disturbed and upset. (See also shook up.) (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) She stole my heart, and I'm all shook up. They were all shook up after the accident.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

all shook up

Greatly disturbed or upset, as in His letter left her all shook up. This slangy idiom uses shook instead of the grammatically correct "shaken" (for "agitated") and adds all for emphasis. [Second half of 1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

(all) shook up

mod. excited; disturbed; upset. They were pretty shook up after the accident.
See also: all, shook, up
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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