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English adjective: shakedown

1. shakedown intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system


SamplesA shakedown cruise.


English noun: shakedown

1. shakedown (event) initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state


SamplesThe new industry's economic shakedown.


Broader (hypernym)accommodation, adjustment, fitting

2. shakedown (act) a very thorough search of a person or a place


SamplesA shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs.


Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunting, search


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

3. shakedown (act) extortion of money (as by blackmail)


Broader (hypernym)extortion


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