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shakedown

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshakedownshake‧down /ˈʃeɪkdaʊn/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 American English informalTHREATEN when someone gets money from another person by using threats 🔊 a Mafia shakedown2 American English informalLOOK FOR a thorough search of a place or a person 🔊 No weapons were found during the shakedown.3 a period of time when people start to get used to a new arrangement and it becomes more effective4 a period of time when prices are falling on a financial market5 TEST/EXPERIMENTa final test of a boat, plane etc before it is put into general use 🔊 The new system is in its shakedown phase.6 the final shakedown
Examples from the Corpus
shakedownRecently, there have been signs that the romance market is in the process of a shakedown.Not enough in there, after the shakedown.No firearms were found during the shakedowns at the prison, but guards did recover several knives.I am sitting on the edge of the shakedown bed I had hoped to sleep in.Instead, the legislators flee accountability and hide behind a private agreement, asking merely to be let in on the shakedown.
From Longman Business Dictionaryshakedownshake‧down /ˈʃeɪkdaʊn/ (also shake-down) noun [countable]1a period of time when people start to get used to a new arrangement and it becomes more effectiveThe company is expected to enter its final shakedown phase by the middle of September.2FINANCE a period of time when prices are falling on a financial marketThe shakedown in engineering shares seems to be nearly over, with only minor declines yesterday.3American English the process of getting money from someone, using threatsHe had banked $25,000 in one day from the shakedown of bucket-shop proprietors, shady dealers in the stock market.
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