Definition of shake down in English:

shake down

Become established in a new place or situation; settle down: it was disruptive to the industry as it was shaking down after deregulation
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  • Both this case and the Sterling case are shaking down as classic struggles between academic integrity and the power and influence of big business on university campuses.
  • As the dairy industry shakes down because of all this, there are winners and there are losers, and there are those who are hanging in there against all the odds because it's simply too hard or too heartbreaking to get out.
  • The Usher Hall, normally so Edwardian, upright and slightly stuffy, slips off its tiara and shakes down to something a bit more comfortable.
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Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up