shake-down, shakedown

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  • shake-down — shake down1 or shake|down1 «SHAYK DOWN», noun, adjective. –n. 1. Informal. a bringing into proper condition or working order, as by use or practice: »The new ocean liner was given a shakedown by a trial voyage. 2. a makeshift bed: »We made a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake|down — shake down1 or shake|down1 «SHAYK DOWN», noun, adjective. –n. 1. Informal. a bringing into proper condition or working order, as by use or practice: »The new ocean liner was given a shakedown by a trial voyage. 2. a makeshift bed: »We made a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shake Down - Ready to Rumble — In diesem Artikel oder Abschnitt fehlen folgende wichtige Informationen: Vollständige Handlung Du kannst Wikipedia helfen, indem du sie recherchierst und einfügst …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • shake down — verb Etymology: shake (I) + down, adverb intransitive verb 1. a. : to take up temporary quarters a good plan for me to shake down in New York alone … before you join me Margaret A. Barnes …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake·down — /ˈʃeıkˌdaʊn/ noun, pl downs [count] informal 1 US : the act of taking something (such as money) from someone by using threats or deception He was the victim of a shakedown by a street gang. 2 US : a thorough search of something The guards… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake down — verb Date: circa 1859 intransitive verb 1. a. to take up temporary quarters b. to occupy an improvised or makeshift bed 2. a. to become accustomed especially to new surroundings or duties b. to settle down transitive verb 1. to obtain money …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shakedown — shake‧down [ˈʆeɪkdaʊn] also shake down noun [countable] 1. a period of time when people start to get used to a new arrangement and it becomes more effective: • The company is expected to enter its final shakedown phase by the middle of September …   Financial and business terms

  • shakedown — (n.) 1730, impromptu bed made upon loose straw, from SHAKE (Cf. shake) (v.) + DOWN (Cf. down). Figurative verbal sense of blackmail, extort is attested from 1872, noun meaning a thorough search is from 1914; both probably from the notion of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • shakedown — shake|down [ˈʃeıkdaun] n 1.) AmE informal when someone gets money from another person by using threats ▪ a Mafia shakedown 2.) AmE informal a thorough search of a place or a person ▪ No weapons were found during the shakedown. 3.) a period of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Shakedown — Shake down , n. 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. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shakedown — shake|down [ ʃeık,daun ] noun count INFORMAL 1. ) AMERICAN a situation in which someone uses threats to force someone else to give them money 2. ) a test of something new, for example a new system, vehicle, or machine: The accident happened… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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