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shakedown

shake·down

shakedown

 
pronunciation:
sheIk daUn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an attempt to get something, esp. money, by threat of violence or of revealing a discrediting secret; instance of blackmail or extortion.
similar words:
blackmail
definition 2: a complete, intensive search of a person or place.
similar words:
search
definition 3: a process or period of preliminary testing, as of a new machine or system.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: intended to be spent testing and adjusting new equipment or procedures.
the new plane's shakedown flight