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shake sb down

US informal
phrasal verb with shake uk   /ʃeɪk/ us   /ʃeɪk/ verb shook, shaken
to get money from someone by using threats or tricks
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shake sb down

US informal
phrasal verb with shake uk   /ʃeɪk/ us   verb [T]
to force someone to give you money: He was accused of shaking down small business owners in his district. They throw big parties to shake down sponsors.
(Definition of shake sb down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 勒索,敲诈…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勒索,敲詐…
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