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noun [countable] informal     shakedown pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a test of something new, for example a new system, vehicle, or machine

    The accident happened during a shakedown race last season.

  2. 2
    American a situation in which someone uses threats to force someone else to give them money
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a person who has or claims to have a lot of influence

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