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  • n. Plural form of shakedown.

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Examples

  • And the beneficiary of his shakedowns are the United Auto Workers.

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  • The elephant is a wise and stoic creature, which makes one realize that the jackass is really the sign of the Republican party, whose members apologize to BP for "shakedowns," i.e. trying to help the local survive an environmental catastrophe.

    Derek Beres: Global Beat Fusion: Reclaiming the Elephant

  • For some time now, there have been rumblings in the business community about being the victims of "shakedowns" by Republican politicians.

    Hullabaloo

  • His so-called 'shakedowns' of corporations have focused attention on their policies of ignoring nonwhite job applicants and joint venturers unless the bright light of publicity shines on them.

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  • It is also quite possible that the cops who are doing the shakedowns are from Frontera, a separate incorporated town, since most of Salinas de Gotari is in Frontera not Monclova.

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  • I was simply offering an opinion about Monclova and shakedowns and the basis for my opinion.

    Best way to bypass (avoid) Monclova

  • I understand that shakedowns are the reason the OP was looking for ways to avoid Monclova.

    Best way to bypass (avoid) Monclova

  • More charges could be on the way as more brave residents come forward to report on similar shakedowns.

    Diane Dimond: Citizen Revolt - Sweep Out the Bums!

  • Refugee arrivals at the Tunisian border have dropped considerably because of intensified fighting in western Libya, where people trying to flee face shakedowns at numerous military roadblocks.

    Gaddafi loyalists besiege Zawiyah; civilian casualties reported

  • "It is also quite possible that the cops who are doing the shakedowns are from Frontera, a separate incorporated town, since most of Salinas de Gotari [the bypass highway] is in Frontera not Monclova."

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