Synonyms and related words:
Gedankenexperiment, audition, badger game, bench test, blackmail, bloodsucking, dry run, extortion, flight test, hearing, pilot plan, practical test, practice, protection racket, rehearsal, road test, shakedown cruise, test flight, test run, trial run, tryout, vampirism, workout

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  • Shakedown — Shake down , n. A temporary substitute for a bed, as one made on the floor or on chairs; perhaps originally from the shaking down of straw for this purpose. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shakedown — index blackmail Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • shakedown — (n.) 1730, impromptu bed made upon loose straw, from SHAKE (Cf. shake) (v.) + DOWN (Cf. down). Figurative verbal sense of blackmail, extort is attested from 1872, noun meaning a thorough search is from 1914; both probably from the notion of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • shakedown — [shāk′doun΄] n. 1. a crude, makeshift bed, as a pallet of straw ☆ 2. Slang an extortion of money, as by blackmail ☆ 3. a thorough search of a person or place adj. ☆ for testing the performance or operational characteristics or acclimating the… …   English World dictionary

  • Shakedown — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Shakedown Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shakedown! — Infobox Album | Name = Shakedown! Type = Album Artist = TheStart Released = July 24, 2001 Recorded = 1999 2000 Genre = Rock Length = 39:55 Label = Geffen Producer = Josh Abraham Reviews = Shakedown! is the debut album by TheStart. The album was… …   Wikipedia

  • shakedown — shake|down [ˈʃeıkdaun] n 1.) AmE informal when someone gets money from another person by using threats ▪ a Mafia shakedown 2.) AmE informal a thorough search of a place or a person ▪ No weapons were found during the shakedown. 3.) a period of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Shakedown — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Shakedown a plusieurs significations : Shakedown est un événement de snowboard. Shakedown est une séance de mise au point précédant les premières… …   Wikipédia en Français

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