Definitions of shakedown:
- noun: extortion of money (as by blackmail)
- noun: a very thorough search of a person or a place
Example: "A shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"
- noun: initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state
Example: "The new industry's economic shakedown"
- adjective: intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system
Example: "A shakedown cruise"
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