shakedown


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

shakedown

n. an act of extortion. (Underworld.) Mary was giving Bruno the shakedown, so he tried to put her out of the way.
References in periodicals archive ?
The firm will deliver engineering and management services for post shakedown, comprising providing design, planning, and material support services.
Al Mutawaa began his campaign in Germany high on confidence after clocking the third fastest time during the shakedown and then pushing to stay in podium contention when unfortunately he suffered a puncture on Day 1 that pegged his progress and pushed him down to fifth in class.
Formerly the Symco Shakedown, we are a 1964 and older traditional hot rod and custom car and music festival.
Fasial said: "During our first class, we had 18 turn up and now we must have trained around 100 people and have many dedicated dancers joining our ShakeDown Shaker
The Bellingham Pinball Collective also has machines at The Shakedown, McKay's Taphouse and The Swillery Whiskey Bar.
The song also features the rest of Shakedown band, drummer Medley Shabazz, guitarist Art Vanterpool, bassist Phil Bass, Daron Wright on keyboards, Kengo Yamada and Michael Quigley on saxophone, Brian Varneke on trumpet, and guest background vocalists Dietrice Bolden and Jindai Joseph.
Teams journeyed to the small town of Ruthin to service the shakedown and it brought back memories for Mikkelsen.
The paper formulates the analysis problem of the internal residual forces of the structure at shakedown (when loading and limit moments of the plate are known) as a convex nonlinear mathematical programming problem.
LOS ANGELES -- The director of the upcoming ''X-Men'' film has denied allegations contained in a lawsuit that he raped an aspiring actor and model in 1999 and called the claims a shakedown.
To design more economical structures subjected to variable as well as repeated loading, the shakedown theory may be applied (Staat, Heitzer 2002; Weichert, Ponter 2009; Atkociunas 2011).
While a shakedown is usually driven by the need for more power and control, jawboning is considered more ethical because it is a modern version of calling it like it is.
AFTER an excellent shakedown stage, Irishman Robert Barrable and Scottish co-driver Stuart Loudon were forced to retire from last week's Rallye Deutschland midway through the first stage proper.
Vehicle shakedown testing for the next season, which begins in April 2014, began at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan on Friday.
A wheel flew into the crowd after a Subaru Impreza WRX driven by Peruvian driver Nicolas Fuchs hit a kerb during the so-called rally shakedown near Trier, south-western Germany.