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  • nounextortion
  • nouninvestigation

synonyms for shakedown

  • blackmail
  • exhortation
  • squeeze
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How to use shakedown in a sentence

On a shakedown hike, first-timers get a low-risk chance to learn how to use their gear and figure out if their setup meets their needs.
ASK A THRU-HIKER: WHAT’S THE BIGGEST MISTAKE BEGINNERS MAKE?SYADRONJULY 13, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Hikers tend to carry their fears, and by examining your gear, the pack shakedown allows you to dump what you won’t use and pack the lightest possible version of what you will.
ASK A THRU-HIKER: WHAT’S THE BIGGEST MISTAKE BEGINNERS MAKE?SYADRONJULY 13, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
That’s where the shakedown hike—an overnight or short multiday trip with your thru-hiking kit—can help you.
ASK A THRU-HIKER: WHAT’S THE BIGGEST MISTAKE BEGINNERS MAKE?SYADRONJULY 13, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
A pack shakedown is when an experienced thru-hiker examines your pack item-by-item to help you shed weight.
ASK A THRU-HIKER: WHAT’S THE BIGGEST MISTAKE BEGINNERS MAKE?SYADRONJULY 13, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
That creates a good shakedown test for your truck and your navigation skills—not to mention your expectations about traveling the peninsula.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE IN BAJAWES SILERMARCH 9, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Even compassion comes across as a shakedown when it’s annexed to the invitation.
CAROLYN HAX: IS IT A PROBLEM THAT WE NEVER HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY TO EACH OTHER?CAROLYN HAXJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He walked absently through the not-unpleasant routine of the shakedown.
THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
This money is yours—and you will have a shakedown for the night—only on condition that you stick to what you've said.
DEAD MAN'S LOVETOM GALLON
"I'll make a shakedown for myself in the store room," he answered.
THE CHALICE OF COURAGECYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
Bambo's usual shakedown was deserted; the pallet where the children should have been was unoccupied.
TWO LITTLE TRAVELLERSFRANCES BROWNE ARTHUR
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WORDS RELATED TO SHAKEDOWN

  • assignment
  • call
  • conditioning
  • constitutional
  • daily dozen
  • discipline
  • dress
  • drilling
  • dry run
  • gym
  • homework
  • instruction
  • learning by doing
  • marching
  • preparation
  • repetition
  • run-through
  • shakedown
  • training
  • tryout
  • warm-up
  • workout
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