shake sb/somewhere down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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shake sb/somewhere down

US informal
phrasal verb with shake uk   us   /ʃeɪk/ verb (shook, shaken)
to ​search a ​person or ​placecarefully, usually in ​order to ​find things that are ​stolen or ​illegal: We can't ​shake down the ​wholebuilding - only the suspect's ​apartment.
(Definition of shake sb/somewhere down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shake sb/somewhere down”
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常为查获赃物或违禁品)彻底搜查…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常爲查獲贓物或違禁品)徹底搜查…
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