Definitions For Shakedown


  • Extortion of money (as by blackmail)
  • A very thorough search of a person or a place
  • Initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state
  • The act of taking something (such as money) from someone by using threats or deception
  • A thorough search of something
  • A thorough test of a new ship, airplane, etc., in order to make sure there are no problems or defects


  • Intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system

Is Shakedowns a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Shakedown is worth 21 points in Scrabble and 21 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Shakedown in a Sentence

  • He was the victim of a shakedown by a street gang.
  • The guards conducted a shakedown of the prisoners' cells to look for weapons.
  • They're putting the system through a shakedown.

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