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shake downTo cause something to fall down by shaking it, or something it is attached to.Rate it:

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shake downTo shake someone so money falls from their pockets.Rate it:

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shake downTo get money from someone using threats.Rate it:

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shake downTo search exhaustively.Rate it:

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shake downTo subject something to a shakedown test.Rate it:

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more than you can shake a stick atAlternative form of more than one can shake a stick at.Rate it:

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fair shakeReasonable, unbiased treatment; a fair deal.Rate it:

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give one's head a shakeTo reassess the common sense of one's behaviour, ideas, etc.Rate it:

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shake a legTo get busy; to get going; to be productive.Rate it:

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shake a leggat a move onRate it:

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shake handsTo grasp another person's hands as an expression of greeting, farewell, agreement, etc.Rate it:

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shake hands with the unemployedTo urinate.Rate it:

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shake hands with the unemployedTo masturbate.Rate it:

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shake like a leafTo tremble, as with fear, cold, etc.; shiverRate it:

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shake offTo remove by shaking.Rate it:

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shake offTo dissociate oneself from.Rate it:

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shake offTo lose someone who is tracking youRate it:

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shake offTo rid oneself of a malady or its symptomsRate it:

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shake on itTo agree; to close a deal.Rate it:

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shake outTo agitate a piece of cloth or other flexible material in order to remove dust, or to try to make it smooth and flat.Rate it:

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shake outTo unfurl a reef from a sailRate it:

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shake overto friskRate it:

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shake the pagoda treeTo find a source of easy enrichment; to become absurdly rich in a short time.Rate it:

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shake upTo agitate by shaking.Rate it:

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shake upTo upset or distress.Rate it:

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shake upTo reorganize, to make reforms in.Rate it:

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buckle downTo put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself.Rate it:

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buttoned-downAlternative form of button-down.Rate it:

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cool downTo cause to become less agitated.Rate it:

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down to a fine artHaving or showing exceptional proficiency.Rate it:

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down to the wireAt the very end of a process or project, especially one with a fast-approaching deadline.Rate it:

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gulp downTo eat very quickly without chewing the food properly.Rate it:

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hold downTo restrain; to check.Rate it:

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knuckle downTo get to work; to focus on a task.Rate it:

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pin downTo attach or secure with pins.Rate it:

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pipe downTo be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.Rate it:

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play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.Rate it:

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put down forTo record that someone has offered to help, or contribute something.Rate it:

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shut downTo close, terminate, or end.Rate it:

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strip downTo remove all of one's clothing.Rate it:

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zoom downTo move quickly along a particular route, list, etc.Rate it:

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boil downAs an allusion to the cooking technique of reducing liquids by heat, one boils down a problem, argument, etc. to its most central elements.Rate it:

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take downTo remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.Rate it:

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cool downTo become cooler, to be reduced in temperature.Rate it:

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quiet downTo become quieter.Rate it:

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run downTo hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.Rate it:

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die downTo become less virulent.Rate it:

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cool downTo become less agitated.Rate it:

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fall downTo fall to the ground.Rate it:

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quiet downTo reduce intensity of an activity.Rate it:

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