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Meaning of “shake out” in the English Dictionary

"shake out" in British English

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shake out

mainly US
phrasal verb with shake uk   us   /ʃeɪk/ verb (shook, shaken)
to ​change over a ​period of ​time before a ​finalresult is ​known: We have to ​wait and ​see how it all ​shakes out.
(Definition of shake out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shake out" in Business English

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shake out

informal
phrasal verb with shake uk   us   /ʃeɪk/ verb [T]
if an ​organization or ​situationshakes out, it begins to ​worknormally after a ​period of ​change or confusion: A lot depends on how the new ​structureshakes out. We don't know how it's all going to ​shake out.
(Definition of shake out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shake out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 萧条,衰退…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蕭條,衰退…
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