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.
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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.
The Jupiter-Uranus shakedown on Thursday, September 28 occurs in your sixth house of routines and twelfth house of psychic powers.
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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
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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.
Federal prosecutors also documented how Blago tried to shake down an executive at then Children's Memorial Hospital for a $50,000 campaign contribution in exchange for his providing $8 million in state health funds.
The government said the men used the botnet to shake down victims and to lease its arsenal out to other attackers.
Ronald Watts, a former public housing officer who shook down drug dealers for protection money and pinned false cases on those who wouldn't pay.
McCord, a Democrat, pleaded guilty in 2015 to attempting to shake down campaign contributors and resigned in the middle of his second term.
In his recent column, Bob Marshall openly adopts the clarion call of environmental activists and trial lawyers who have relentlessly sought to shake down energy producers for years.
In spite of Marshall's enthusiasm, the legal shake down approach to resolving complex and multifaceted environmental challenges is clearly a waste of time and money.
Some prisoners in states with the most seizures have used phones to shake down families of fellow inmates threatened with injury or death.
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shake down Synonyms
Synonymsbeat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, fleece, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimize
Related Wordsextort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk
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