1. extortion, especially through blackmail

2. a thorough search or frisk
The drug gang tried to use a shakedown on the people who promised to crack down on their activities.
by The Return of Light Joker June 02, 2011
its what the cops do when they run up in your house without a search warrant, sometimes they arrest people sometimes they just wanna see if ya know anything
cops always harrasing me givin me the shakedown
by splankinberry August 11, 2003
the brush off, or to tell you how it is
Kris was being stupid, and I had to give her the shake down!
by Heather February 26, 2005
A means of exacting revenge where an individual snoops through another's computer with the intention of ousting a hidden porn collection and informing the public at large of its existence.
"What are you doing on my computer? Is this a fucking shakedown?"
by zomgba February 04, 2007
when some one shakes u done
ex. that police officer beat me with his night stick , it was a sick shake down.
by AAAAA May 15, 2003
A means of exacting revenge where an individual snoops through another's computer with the intention of ousting a hidden porn collection and informing the public at large of its existence.
"What are you doing on my computer? Is this a fucking shakedown?"
by zomgba February 07, 2007
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