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shake sb down

US informal
phrasal verb with shake uk   us   /ʃeɪk/ verb (shook, shaken)
to get ​money from someone by using ​threats or ​tricks
(Definition of shake sb down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shake sb down" in Business English

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shake sb down

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