shakedown

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shakedown /ˈʃeɪkˌdaʊn/ noun
plural shakedowns
shakedown
/ˈʃeɪkˌdaʊn/
noun
plural shakedowns
Learner's definition of SHAKEDOWN
[count] informal
US : the act of taking something (such as money) from someone by using threats or deception
US : a thorough search of something
: a thorough test of a new ship, airplane, etc., in order to make sure there are no problems or defects often used before another noun
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