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shakedown

[ sheyk-doun ]SEE DEFINITION OF shakedown

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHAKEDOWN

I'll come in later, and if they'll make me a shakedown, I'll stay with you to-night.

We'll scare you up a shakedown to sleep on and you're welcome as welcome.

You and I are to sleep here, Mary,” she said, “and Peter is to have a shakedown in the sitting-room.

I assure you, my dear friends, it's a shakedown fit for a prince!

"He said he'd beg a shakedown at your house, Violet," George interrupted.

He walked absently through the not-unpleasant routine of the shakedown.

This money is yours—and you will have a shakedown for the night—only on condition that you stick to what you've said.

There was to be a cruiser waiting at Bremerton for a shakedown cruise.

The accommodation a shakedown on some planks, and breakfast in the morning.

But we're full up, all six beds; there isn't even a corner for a shakedown.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SHAKEDOWN

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nounseeking to find something
  • chase
  • examination
  • exploration
  • fishing expedition
  • frisking
  • going-over
  • hunt
  • inquest
  • inquiry
  • inspection
  • investigation
  • legwork
  • perquisition
  • pursual
  • pursuance
  • pursuing
  • pursuit
  • quest
  • research
  • rummage
  • scrutiny
  • shakedown
  • wild-goose chase
  • witch hunt
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