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shake down

Informal chiefly US
a. a voyage to test the performance of a ship or aircraft or to familiarize the crew with their duties
b. (as modifier): a shakedown run
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31, 1994, in Worcester, to put fear in other drug dealers and bookies that the renegade faction intended to shake down.
But for Saints that is not the case and Grand Final success is probably more important to Potter than to any other coach in the play-off shake down.
1 would regularly shake down middle-aged men just to earn his green fees.
District Court in New Jersey against Howard, calling Howard's claim "a brazen attempt to shake down Verizon.
Without 'em, the steering column can give you a good shake down.
We've had a good time in Hawaii, been out for a sail yesterday to test the rig and have a little shake down and everyone's keen nowto get onwith the race to Santa Cruz.
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Hey, it's your birthday, girl, Shake down those Hallmark cards for lots of dollars, Then?
If it passes, the ACLU will no longer be able to shake down cities.
He says that because horizontal grinders are chain-fed machines, a good deal of sand and dirt tends to shake down and exit through the bottom onto the belt, bypassing the hammermill altogether, resulting in more even wear.
According to Gibson, another advantage of horizontal grinders is that since they are chain-fed machines, a good deal of sand and dirt tends to shake down and exit through the bottom onto the belt, bypassing the hammermill altogether, resulting in more even wear.
Cook also investigates how supermarket chains shake down food producers for kickbacks called "slotting fees" that can run into the millions of dollars and effectively keep small or independent food producers off the shelves.