shake down

See also: shakedown and shake-down

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shake down

  1. (transitive) To cause something to fall by shaking it, or something it is attached down.
    shake down apples from an apple tree.
  2. (transitive) To shake someone so money falls from their pockets.
  3. (by extension) To get money from someone using threats.
  4. To search exhaustively.
  5. To subject something to a shakedown test.
Last modified on 3 December 2013, at 23:31