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
What those notes reflect is a classic Mafia-like shakedown of a foreign leader.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing says I love you like a shakedown.
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Translations for shakedown
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Razzia, Testbetrieb, probe-, Durchsuchung, Liege, Klappbett, Erpressung, Probebetrieb, Versuchsbetrieb, Gästebett, test-German
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