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shake down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshake down phrasal verb1 shake somebody ↔ downFORCE somebody TO DO something American English informal to get money from someone by using threatsshakedown Corrupt officials were shaking down local business owners.2 shake somebody/something ↔ downLOOK FOR American English informal to search a person or place thoroughlyshakedown3 if a new situation or arrangement shakes down, people start to get used to it and it becomes more effective The restructure has shaken down, and staff are showing a new sense of purpose. shake→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionaryshake down phrasal verb1[transitive] shake somebody → down American English informal to get money from someone, using threatsThe former business agent was charged with shaking down contractors.2[intransitive] informal if a new situation or arrangement shakes down, people start to get used to it and it becomes more effectiveThe restructure has shaken down, and staff are showing a new sense of purpose. shake→ See Verb table
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Verb table
shake
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshake
he, she, itshakes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshook
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shaken
he, she, ithas shaken
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shaken
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shake
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shaken
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shaking
he, she, itis shaking
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you, we, theyare shaking
Past
I, he, she, itwas shaking
you, we, theywere shaking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shaking
he, she, ithas been shaking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shaking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shaking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shaking
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