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 ?
We can fix up a shakedown for you in one of the rooms behind.
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