shakedown cruise

shake·down cruise
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sheyk-doun krooz]
    • /ˈʃeɪkˌdaʊn kruz/
    • /ˈʃeɪk.daʊn kruːz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sheyk-doun krooz]
    • /ˈʃeɪkˌdaʊn kruz/

Definitions of shakedown cruise words

  • noun shakedown cruise extortion, as by blackmail or threats of violence. 1
  • noun shakedown cruise a thorough search: a shakedown of prison cells to uncover hidden drugs. 1
  • noun shakedown cruise a bed, as of straw or blankets, spread on the floor. 1
  • noun shakedown cruise any makeshift bed. 1
  • noun shakedown cruise the act or process of shaking down. 1
  • noun shakedown cruise Also called shakedown cruise, shakedown flight. a cruise or flight intended to prepare a new vessel or aircraft for regular service by accustoming the crew to its features and peculiarities, breaking in and adjusting machinery, etc. 1

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Origin of shakedown cruise

First appearance:

before 1490
One of the 26% oldest English words
First recorded in 1490-1500; noun, adj. use of verb phrase shake down

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shakedown cruise popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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