Synonyms of shakedown


1. shakedown, adjustment, accommodation, fitting

usage: initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state; "the new industry's economic shakedown"

2. shakedown, search, hunt, hunting

usage: a very thorough search of a person or a place; "a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"

3. shakedown, extortion

usage: extortion of money (as by blackmail)


1. shakedown

usage: intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system; "a shakedown cruise"

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Definition and meaning of shakedown (Dictionary)