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Overview of noun shakedown

The noun shakedown has 3 senses

  • shakedown -- (initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state; "the new industry's economic shakedown")

  • shakedown -- (a very thorough search of a person or a place; "a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs")

  • shakedown -- (extortion of money (as by blackmail))

Overview of adj shakedown

The adj shakedown has 1 sense

  • shakedown -- (intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system; "a shakedown cruise")