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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
Translations of “shake sb down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勒索,敲詐…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勒索,敲诈…
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