Examples of shakedown in a Sentence
He was the victim of a shakedown by a street gang.
The guards conducted a shakedown of the prisoners' cells to look for weapons.
They're putting the system through a shakedown.
Recent Examples of shakedown from the Web
The government characterized the arrests as a crackdown on corruption but critics have called it a political purge and a shakedown.
The return-to-flight mission for the space agency would therefore involve taking the new and improved command module into low-Earth orbit for a shakedown mission, staying (relatively) close to home should anything go wrong.
Cloudflare rejects this view, and instead likens Blackbird to a drive-by shakedown scheme.
Finicky buyers send flight attendants, mechanics and pilots for what are called shakedown inspections.
But the shakedown is a warning to Garden State taxpayers.
A few days later, it was announced that the crisis was resolved (translation: the shakedown was complete).
This is a shakedown, a mob protection racket, with Puerto Rico a captive market.
Likewise, 1,000mph will require solid metal wheels, but for the shakedown test Bloodhound SSC used some low-grip Dunlop tires originally worn by an English Electric Lightning.
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Definition of shake down
- racketeers shaking down store owners for protection
- shook down the vessel before its maiden voyage
Examples of shake down in a Sentence
the rumor is that he started his career shaking people down as an enforcer for the mob
Recent Examples of shake down from the Web
Hangout Music Festival will shake down Gulf Shores, beginning on Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20.
Off-campus neighborhoods around USC are dominated by Mexican Mafia affiliates that target foreign students and shake down local businesses owned by law-abiding immigrants.
The people who run them make up a claque of international bagmen, shaking down whole countries and bankrupting cities as though the entire world was their goodie bag.
His lawyer, Jack McMahon, has maintained that local businesspeople weren’t shaken down for campaign contributions with promises of lucrative city contracts.
Davis and his sales force soon will begin shaking down Raiders fans to buy tickets and seat licenses in the new stadium/casino in Vegas.
Arkansas is going to miss out on recruits if things shake down that way.
They are accused of shaking down criminal suspects and innocent civilians, writing false police reports and taking unearned overtime pay.
Buck harvest remains open through Feb. 10 in all three zones, and thanks to the rut and the cold weather, things are shaking down just right.
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shake down Synonyms
beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, con, cozen, defraud, do, do in, fiddle, fleece, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hustle, mulct, pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, short, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, swindle, victimize;
sell a bill of goods to, take for a ride, take to the cleaners;
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