Dictionary Results for shakedown

1. shakedown - noun

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

Hypernym(s): adjustment, accommodation, fitting

2. shakedown - noun

· a very thorough search of a person or a place; "a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"

Hypernym(s): search, hunt, hunting

3. shakedown - noun

· extortion of money (as by blackmail)

Hypernym(s): extortion

4. shakedown - adjective

· intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system; "a shakedown cruise"

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