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Origin of shakedown
Words nearby shakedown
Example sentences from the Web for shakedown
There is still time for one more non-Mitt to get his shakedown cruise, even before Iowa.Michael Tomasky: Get Ready for Santorum Time in the GOP Campaign|Michael Tomasky|December 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Lies, Forstmann tells Charlie Gasparino exclusively, from a "shakedown artist."
Punch a few holes in a hat-box, and make it up a shakedown inside.Indiscretions of Archie|P. G. Wodehouse
I had a shakedown on a canvased-in porch, on which were six beds and four cots.Down the Columbia|Lewis R. Freeman
There was to be a cruiser waiting at Bremerton for a shakedown cruise.Cue for Quiet|Thomas L. Sherred
At length his eyes rolling from side to side focused themselves on a low opening near the foot of his shakedown bed.The Prodigal Judge|Vaughan Kester
Ye'll sleep in the kitchen on a shakedown, and the divil knows where it'll shake from for I haven't a spare bed in the house!Fairfax and His Pride|Marie Van Vorst
British Dictionary definitions for shakedown
- a voyage to test the performance of a ship or aircraft or to familiarize the crew with their duties
- (as modifier)a shakedown run
Idioms and Phrases with shakedown
Extort money from, as in They had quite a racket, shaking down merchants for so-called protection. [Slang; second half of 1800s]
Make a thorough search of, as in They shook down all the passengers, looking for drugs. [Slang early 1900s]
Subject a new vehicle or machine to a tryout, as in We'll shake down the new model next week.
Become acclimated or accustomed, to a new place, job, or the like, as in Is this your first job? You'll soon shake down. [Mid-1800s]