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Adjective: shakedown  'sheyk,dawn
  1. Intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system
    "a shakedown cruise"
Noun: shakedown  'sheyk,dawn
  1. Initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state
    "the new industry's economic shakedown"
  2. A very thorough search of a person or a place
    "a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"
  3. Extortion of money (as by blackmail)

Derived forms: shakedowns

Type of: accommodation, adjustment, extortion, fitting, hunt, hunting, search

Encyclopedia: Shakedown