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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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The Shaken Baby Syndrome Simulator and curriculum developed by Realityworks gives participants a very visual understanding of the dangers of shaking a child while teaching caregivers the importance of learning how to cope with crying.
Only 20 per cent of children who are shaken survive without any apparent neurological disorder," Lips says.
Similar research in Bristol and South Wales shows that out of 36 cases of toddlers being shaken that were investigated, half of the children died and the remainder were left disabled.
Tazo(R) Shaken Green Iced Tea and Tazo(R) Shaken Green Tea Lemonade are made with freshly brewed Tazo(R) Zen(TM) green tea, which is a delicious combination of green tea from China, lemon verbena from Eastern Europe, mint from the Pacific Northwest and lemongrass from Guatemala.
For additional Shaken Baby Syndrome information, please visit CIS' web site at www.
Starbucks new Shaken beverage category is an exciting re-invention of our traditional iced coffee and tea," said Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman.
Photo by Lisa Linder from ``Cocktails Shaken and Stirred,'' Kyle Books
On the basis of his group's GABA findings, Alkon has constructed a theoretical model of the sequence of events occurring in the outer membranes of a snail's light-receptor nerve cells when the animal learns to connect light flashes with being shaken.
Few outside the Canyon program know about Getskow's trademark gesture, but he has shaken hands with thousands of runners during his life.
That is what researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh set out to discover with computerized Monte Carlo simulations of a shaken can containing large and small balls.
NBG) (OTC BB: NSBD) announced today that it has signed a one year contract to syndicate Shaken, Not Stirred.
Within two minutes, officials had maps in hand showing where the ground had shaken the hardest.
In practice, almost any saturated, granular soil can develop increased pore water pressures when shaken.
They've shaken off bad losses, big injuries, the resignation of a general manager and the spring-training controversy involving Gary Sheffield.
Howard ``Buck'' McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, has introduced a bill designating the last week of April as National Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week.