What is another word for shake down?

284 synonyms found


[ ʃˈe͡ɪk dˈa͡ʊn], [ ʃˈe‍ɪk dˈa‍ʊn], [ ʃ_ˈeɪ_k d_ˈaʊ_n]

Synonyms for Shake down:

How to use "Shake down" in context?

The term "shake down" has been in use since the days of Prohibition, when law enforcement agents would threaten criminal suspects with "shake downs" in order to ensure their cooperation in future investigations. During the 20th century, the term has been used to describe a variety of approaches law enforcement agents use to coerce people into providing them with information or money.

Today, the term "shake down" is still used by law enforcement officials to describe various methods they use to extract information or money from someone they suspect of criminal activity.

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