Synonyms for shake-down

Grammar : Verb
Spell : sheyk-doun
Phonetic Transcription : ˈʃeɪkˌdaʊn

Top 10 synonyms for shake-down Other synonyms for the word shake-down

Définition of shake-down

Origin :
  • also shakedown, 1730, "impromptu bed made upon loose straw," from verbal phrase; see shake (v.) + down (adv.). Meaning "forced contribution" (1902) is from the verbal phrase in a slang sense "blackmail, extort" (1872). Meaning "a thorough search" is from 1914; perhaps from the notion of measuring corn. The oldest use of the verbal phrase shake down is "cause to totter and fall" (c.1400).
  • As in practice : verb repeat action to improve
Example sentences :
  • When it came time to retire Darry was given a shake-down in the second room.
  • Extract from : « Darry the Life Saver » by Frank V. Webster
  • Often he would be found in the Reception Room just next to the shake-down Parlor.
  • Extract from : « Ade's Fables » by George Ade
  • Well, you can give me a shake-down somewhere—in the billiard-room.
  • Extract from : « Dolly Reforming Herself » by Henry Arthur Jones
  • Here's some pickles—they ain't good, but they'll do at a shake-down.
  • Extract from : « Old Ebenezer » by Opie Read
  • Darting in, she fairly hauled me to the shake-down in the far corner.
  • Extract from : « The Crossing » by Winston Churchill
  • "Put him in my bed and give me a shake-down on the floor," said Tembarom.
  • Extract from : « T. Tembarom » by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • You just go to Miss Burford and ask her to find you a shake-down.
  • Extract from : « In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim » by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • I was at the shake-down in the evening—something quite beautiful.
  • Extract from : « The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 » by Augustus J. C. Hare
  • "The missus will make you a shake-down on the floor," he said.
  • Extract from : « Children of the Bush » by Henry Lawson
  • Or maybe just looking the old ranch over with a view to a shake-down!
  • Extract from : « Satan Sanderson » by Hallie Erminie Rives

Antonyms for shake-down

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