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shaken up

Greatly startled, shocked, or upset. I was very shaken up after the car accident. I couldn't even speak properly to the police for about an hour. I remained shaken up for most of the day after hearing about my grandfather's death.
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shake the foundations of (something)

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The death of her son shook the foundations of her beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate shook the foundations of the party, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
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shake the lead out

To do something at a faster pace. (Lead is a very heavy metal.) Come on, these papers won't copy themselves—shake the lead out, fellas!
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shake a/the habit

1. slang To overcome an addiction, typically to drugs. It took gum, patches, and counseling, but I've finally shaken the habit—no more cigarettes. Unfortunately, the nature of addiction means that shaking the habit isn't as simple as just wanting to stop.
2. To stop any kind of habitual behavior. I had a hard time shaking the habit of snoozing my alarm every morning.
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"Even from the very first trial, our subjects could also use the absence of noise in a shaken container to infer that food must be in the other, non-shaken container."
To calculate the contents of the shaken and stirred samples, a digital scale was used to measure how much water weight the solution gained, and a distilling hydrometer called a Proof and Tralle Hydrometer was used to measure proof.
The average time it took for the shaken babies to get to the emergency department was 1 day.
According to Lips, the vast majority of babies who are shaken suffer long-term damage as a result.
At the Spice Island Inn, guests sip on a SPICE ISLAND WHITE ROSE: 2 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of lime juice, the white of 1 egg, 1 ounce of orange juice and 1 ounce sugar syrup, shaken well and poured into a highball glass, garnished with a lime wedge.
Abusive head trauma goes by many other names, including inflicted traumatic brain injury and shaken impact syndrome and can be caused by direct blows to the head, dropping or throwing a child, or shaking a child.
When a drink that contains all booze is shaken, it is believed that the process "bruises" the drink by adding bitterness to it.
"On both occasions with Arsenal, in the top flight, myself and Arsene have shaken hands, and there was a lot going on between the clubs, particularly after what happened in the game at the Britannia last season."
New doubts about the accuracy of medical evidence said to point to so-called shaken baby syndrome were highlighted by researchers today.
A BABY of 11 weeks was probably shaken to death and had been badly shaken twice before he died, a doctor told a court yesterday.
BABY Joshua Osborne who allegedly died at the hands of his childminder showed the classic signs of being shaken, an expert said yesterday.
Experiments by Nagel, Jaeger, and their collaborators in the early 1990s revealed that granular materials in a shaken cylinder undergo a convective flow, rising at the middle and falling at the sides (SN: 6/26/93, p.
Clemons is alleged to have shaken the child with a force that equalled a fall from a first-floor window or a high speed traffic accident.
Research carried out by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children reveals that 200 babies are badly injured or killed in the UK every year after being violently shaken - and the figures are rising.
Over the past 150 years, sizable earthquakes (about magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale) have shaken the town an average of once every 22 years.