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I/you/we/theyshake down
he/she/itshakes down
present participleshaking down
past tenseshook down
past participleshaken down
  1. 1
    [transitive] American informal to get money from someone by threatening them

    Police are watching for gangs who shake down unsuspecting tourists.

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