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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Extortion of money (as by blackmail); A very thorough search of a person or a place; Initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state;

Usage examples (24)
  • The new industry's economic shakedown
  • A shakedown cruise
  • The first was our previously announced shutdown in April to do what we call a shakedown analysis of our new sevoflurane line.
  • CORNISH: And later, he would issue a second retraction, saying his use of the word shakedown had been wrong, and apologizing for that, too. for more
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