shake down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"shake down" in British English

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shake down

informal
phrasal verb with shake uk   us   /ʃeɪk/ verb (shook, shaken)
to ​becomeorganized or ​established after a ​period of ​change: Give the new ​arrangementstime to ​shake down - I'm ​sure they'll be OK.
(Definition of shake down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shake down" in Business English

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shake down

phrasal verb with shake uk   us   /ʃeɪk/ verb [T]
[I] if a new ​system or ​situationshakes down, it begins to ​worknormally: The new IT ​network is still causing delays but is expected to ​shake down by ​year end.
(Definition of shake down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shake down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 安顿下来, 调整就绪…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安頓下來, 調整就緒…
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