- 1. shakedown, adjustment, accommodation, fitting
- usage: initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state; "the new industry's economic shakedown"
- 2. shakedown, search, hunt, hunting
- usage: a very thorough search of a person or a place; "a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"
- 3. shakedown, extortion
- usage: extortion of money (as by blackmail)
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- 1. shakedown
- usage: intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system; "a shakedown cruise"
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