shakedown


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shake·down

 (shāk′doun′)
n.
1. Slang Extortion of money, as by blackmail.
2. Slang A thorough search of a place or person.
3. A test or period of appraisal followed by adjustments to improve efficiency or functioning.
adj.
Serving as a test of a new product or model, especially of a vehicle, ship, or aircraft: a shakedown cruise; a shakedown flight.

shake•down

(ˈʃeɪkˌdaʊn)

n.
1. extortion, as by blackmail.
2. a thorough search.
3. a makeshift bed, esp. one made up on the floor.
4. the act or process of shaking down.
5. a cruise or flight made in preparation for regular service by familiarizing the crew with a craft's operation, adjusting machinery, etc.
[1490–1500]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shakedown - initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory stateshakedown - initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state; "the new industry's economic shakedown"
accommodation, adjustment, fitting - making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
2.shakedown - a very thorough search of a person or a place; "a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"
search, hunting, hunt - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
3.shakedown - extortion of money (as by blackmail)
extortion - the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Adj.1.shakedown - intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system; "a shakedown cruise"

shakedown

noun
Slang. A thorough search of a place or persons:
Translations

shakedown

[ˈʃeɪkdaʊn] N
1. (= shaking) → sacudida f
2. (Brit) (= bed) → camastro m, cama f improvisada
3. (before noun) a shakedown cruise/flightuna travesía/un vuelo de prueba
4. (US) (= swindle) → estafa f, timo m; (= search) to give sth a shakedownregistrar algo

shakedown

[ˈʃeɪkdaʊn] n
(= final test) [boat, plane, car] → dernier essai m
(US) (= search) → fouille f
(US) (= extortion) → racket m

shakedown

n (= bed)Lager nt, → Notbett nt; (US inf) (= extortion)Gaunerei f; (= search)Razzia f (inf), → Durchsuchung f; he slept on a shakedown in the living roomer hatte sein Lager im Wohnzimmer aufgeschlagen, er kampierte im Wohnzimmer; to give a room a shakedownein Zimmer ntauf den Kopf stellen; shakedown cruiseProbefahrt f
References in classic literature ?
A shakedown and a dinner would always be theirs, and the heart of a father would never be closed to the troubles of his children.
We can fix up a shakedown for you in one of the rooms behind.
The image was captured on a Shakedown Cruise with a new Sub-Atlantic Mohawk ROV, purchased by the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation and operated by the university.
ANDREAS MIKKELSEN led a Volkswagen clean sweep of the fastest times at yesterday's Wales Rally GB shakedown in a muddy Clocaenog Forest.
At the end of the day, the 33-year-old swaps her WECU shirt for a hoodie and begins her second job of booking shows, pouring drinks and managing The Shakedown, a bar and music venue on State Street which she founded and co-owns with Marty Watson.
A new algorithm, along with MATLAB nonlinear optimization tools [3], substantially improved the numerical implementation of a shakedown plate optimization problem and allowed for a more distinct interpretation of the results in terms of ultimate and serviceability limit states.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SVEDKA Vodka is seeking to crown the best of the nation's "power-mixers" at the first annual SVEDKA SHAKEDOWN on Monday, August 11[sup.
LOS ANGELES -- The director of the upcoming ''X-Men'' film has denied allegations contained in a lawsuit that he raped an aspiring actor and model in 1999 and called the claims a shakedown.
To design more economical structures subjected to variable as well as repeated loading, the shakedown theory may be applied (Staat, Heitzer 2002; Weichert, Ponter 2009; Atkociunas 2011).
AFTER an excellent shakedown stage, Irishman Robert Barrable and Scottish co-driver Stuart Loudon were forced to retire from last week's Rallye Deutschland midway through the first stage proper.
But the process of victory will begin long before the start of the first stage as Cave has a test scheduled in Wales before he departs for Ireland, as well as taking part in the pre-event shakedown.
Vehicle shakedown testing for the next season, which begins in April 2014, began at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan on Friday.