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shook down

verb
past tense of shake down

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to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • the rumor is that he started his career shaking people down as an enforcer for the mob

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“Shook down.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shook%20down. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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