Definition of Shakedown
an investigation or examination of someone or place
Examples of Shakedown in a sentence
After the police suspected the woman of carrying drugs due to speaking to a known dealer, a shakedown was conducted resulting in finding her stash of drugs in her pocket. 🔊
In jail a shakedown was done where all of the cells were emptied and the officers looked for contraband. 🔊
Every now and then, parents should do a shakedown of their teen’s bedroom to make sure they aren’t hiding anything dangerous or problematic. 🔊
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