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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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shake hands with the unemployedTo urinate.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 a LegTo do something quickly, to go faster and move hurriedly, to pick up paceRate 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 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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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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breathe down someone's neckTo follow someone too closely, making it uncomfortable for them.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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hands downWithout much effort; easily.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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power downTo switch off.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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sit downTo cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to.Rate it:

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

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wind downRelax; get rid of stress.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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