Definition of SHAKEDOWN

noun : SHAKEDOWN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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) ;

Adjective : SHAKEDOWN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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


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