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Meaning of SHAKEDOWN

Pronunciation:  'sheyk`dawn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (slang) extortion of money (as by blackmail)
 

SHAKEDOWN is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: extortion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Shake"down`\, n.
A temporary substitute for a bed, as one made on the floor or
on chairs; -- perhaps originally from the shaking down of
straw for this purpose. --Sir W. Scott.



 

 

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