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shakedown

noun uk   us   /ˈʃeɪk.daʊn/ US informal

shakedown noun (THREAT)

[C] the activity of getting money from someone by threatening or tricking them

shakedown noun (SEARCH)

[C usually singular] a careful search in order to find things that are stolen or illegal: Two policemen gave his place a real shakedown.

shakedown

adjective [before noun] uk   us   /ˈʃeɪk.daʊn/ US
becoming organized after a period of change: The new administration is still in the shakedown period.
Translations of “shakedown”
in Chinese (Traditional) 安頓下來, 調整就緒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安顿下来, 调整就绪…
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