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- (transitive) To cause something to fall down by shaking it, or something it is attached to.
- shake down apples from an apple tree.
- (transitive) To shake someone so money falls from their pockets.
- (by extension) To get money from someone using threats.
- To search exhaustively.
- To subject something to a shakedown test.
so subject something to a shakedown text