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Shakedown

Shake´down`
n.1.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.
Noun1.shakedown - initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state; "the new industry's economic shakedown"
2.shakedown - a very thorough search of a person or a place; "a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"
3.shakedown - extortion of money (as by blackmail)
Adj.1.shakedown - intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system; "a shakedown cruise"
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