shakedown etymology

English word shakedown comes from English down, English shake

Detailed word origin of shakedown

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
down English (eng) From one end to another of.. From the higher end to the lower of. (baseball, colloquial, following the noun modified) Out.. (colloquial) With "on", negative about, hostile to. (not comparable) Inoperable; out of order; out of service.. (not comparable, US, slang) Comfortable with, accepting of.. (not comparable, military, aviation, slang, of an aircraft) Mechanically failed, collided, shot [...]
shake English (eng) (UK, dialect) The redshank, so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground.. (building material) A thin shingle.. (informal) Instant, second. (Especially in two shakes.). (music) A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.. (nautical) One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.. A basic [...]
shakedown English (eng) (slang) A thorough search; a frisk. (slang) Extortion, especially through blackmail. A trial or test period, especially of a ship or aircraft. An improvised bed. That tests the performance of a ship or aircraft.

Words with the same origin as shakedown

Descendants of down
dune dunesand tsukihitza
Descendants of shake
shack shaky