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  • shawshank: Verb: to dig your way out of something through patience and persistence. Example: my cats shawshanked their way out of the house by scratching at the drywall in the closet for 7 years.

    June 19, 2010

  • Fascinating, I never realized the meaning of that. Thanks!

    May 4, 2007

  • Tim Robbins actions to escape his prison in "The Shawshank Redeption", where he had hidden a pickaxe in a Bible, and would work to dig an escape route whenever he had a chance. Though it took many years, he eventually shawshanked his way out to freedom.

    May 4, 2007

  • To do something of great magnitude with small, persistence force over time.

    May 4, 2007