Origin of shakedown
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How to use shakedown in a sentence
On a shakedown hike, first-timers get a low-risk chance to learn how to use their gear and figure out if their setup meets their needs.
That’s where the shakedown hike—an overnight or short multiday trip with your thru-hiking kit—can help you.
A pack shakedown is when an experienced thru-hiker examines your pack item-by-item to help you shed weight.
Hikers tend to carry their fears, and by examining your gear, the pack shakedown allows you to dump what you won’t use and pack the lightest possible version of what you will.
That creates a good shakedown test for your truck and your navigation skills—not to mention your expectations about traveling the peninsula.
Bryan Singer himself claimed he was the victim of a “sick, twisted shakedown.”Exclusive: Bryan Singer Faces New Teen Sex Assault Lawsuit|Tim Teeman|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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."
A lot of posh produce is nothing more than a consumer shakedown.
He walked absently through the not-unpleasant routine of the shakedown.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
This money is yours—and you will have a shakedown for the night—only on condition that you stick to what you've said.Dead Man's Love|Tom Gallon
"I'll make a shakedown for myself in the store room," he answered.The Chalice Of Courage|Cyrus Townsend Brady
Bambo's usual shakedown was deserted; the pallet where the children should have been was unoccupied.Two Little Travellers|Frances Browne Arthur
Every berth was taken, so I had a shakedown in the corridor, which was much more airy than any cabin.Sport in Vancouver and Newfoundland|John Rogers
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
Other 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]