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initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state
"the new industry's economic shakedown"
a very thorough search of a person or a place
"a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"
extortion of money (as by blackmail)
intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system
"a shakedown cruise"
Extortion, especially through blackmail
What is this, a shakedown?
A thorough search; a frisk
A trial or test period, especially of a ship or aircraft
An improvised bed.
that tests the performance of a ship or aircraft
a temporary substitute for a bed, as one made on the floor or on chairs; -- perhaps originally from the shaking down of straw for this purpose
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The numerical value of shakedown in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of shakedown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of shakedown in a Sentence
This is a shakedown.
This is how a mafia boss talks, what have you done for us? Weve done so much for you. But theres not much reciprocity. I have a favor I want to ask you. And what is that favor? Of course, the favor is to investigate his political rival. A classic mafia-like shakedown a foreign leader.
Nothing says I love you like a shakedown.
It's clear it's mocking the President and just as clearly the President doesn't like being mocked, but it was a mafia kind of... organized crime shakedown, if the President wasn't attacking me about this, he'd be attacking about something else.
By engaging in the conduct alleged in the complaint, Avenatti was not acting as an attorney, a suit and tie doesn't mask the fact that at its core, this was an old-fashioned shakedown.
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Translations for shakedown
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- Razzia, Testbetrieb, probe-, Durchsuchung, Liege, Klappbett, Erpressung, Probebetrieb, Versuchsbetrieb, Gästebett, test-German
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