- Also shook up. Slang. strongly affected by an event, circumstance, etc.; emotionally unsettled: She was so shook she couldn’t speak.
- (in timber working) a set of parts ready for assembly, esp of a barrel
- a group of sheaves piled together on end; shock
- the past tense of shake
- Australian and NZ informal keen on; enthusiastic about
“disturbed,” 1891, past participle adjective from shake (v.). Shook up “excited” is 1897 slang, revived 1957 by Elvis Presley.