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Shake down (verb)

Type: verb, slang

Pronunciation: /sh-ayk-down/

Also spelled or known as: Shakedown, Shake-down

What does Shake down mean?

To get something by applying force or violence.

Shake down Synonyms: Blackmail, Extortion

Example sentence: “The guards at the entrance gave him a shake down.”

Shake down in songs:

“Take down, shake down, had to check the background” – YoungBoy Never Broke Again, We Dem.

“I only got a gun to protect myself, The AK make a nigga shake down” – Big K.R.I.T., Mixed Messages.

“When I holla shake down we gonna set it off” – Red Cafe, With the BS.

“This MAC-11 gon’ make a nigga strip, like a shake down” – Gucci Mane, Break Dancin.

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