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shake sb/somewhere down

US informal
verb uk phrasal verb with shake   /ʃeɪk/ (shook, shaken) us  
to search a person or place carefully, usually in order to find things that are stolen or illegal: We can't shake down the whole building - only the suspect's apartment.
Translations of “shake sb/somewhere down”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常爲查獲贓物或違禁品)徹底搜查…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常为查获赃物或违禁品)彻底搜查…
(Definition of shake sb/somewhere down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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