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Definition of shake down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shake down

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
(informal) to become familiar with a new situation and begin to work well in it The new recruits are shaking down well.

    shake down somebody

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    shake down something

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    shake somebody down

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    shake something down

    (North American English, informal)
     
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  1. 1to search a person or place in a very thorough way related noun shakedown
  2. 2to threaten somebody in order to get money from them
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shake down