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shake down / hacer caer
shake down   shake
A. -transitive verb + adverb
1. [+fruit, snow]   hacer caer,   sacudir
[+thermometer]   agitar para bajar la temperatura
2. (United States)   **
·to shake somebody [down]
(=rob)   sacar dinero a somebody, someone,   estafar or timar a somebody, someone
·they shook him down for 5,000 dollars
·le sacaron 5.000 dólares
·to shake somebody down for weapons
·cachear a somebody, someone en busca de armas
B. -intransitive verb + adverb
1. (=settle for sleep)   acostarse,   echarse a dormir
2. (=settle in)   adaptarse
·I'll give them a few weeks to see how they shake down
·les daré unas semanas para ver cómo se adaptan
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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