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noun [countable] informal shakedown pronunciation in British English /ˈʃeɪkˌdaʊn/
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pluralshakedowns
  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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