shake out

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To agitate a piece of cloth or other flexible material in order to remove dust, or to try to make it smooth and flat
To unfurl a reef from a sail

Thunder! he cried. A week! I can't do that; they'd have the black spot on me by then. The lubbers is going about to get the wind of me this blessed moment; lubbers as couldn't keep what they got, and want to nail what is another's. Is that seamanly behavior, now, I want to know? But I'm a saving soul. I never wasted good money of mine, nor lost it neither; and I'll trick 'em again. I'm not afraid on 'em. I'll shake out another reef, matey, and daddle 'em again..

If you shake out a cloth or a piece of clothing, you hold it by one of its edges and move it up and down one or more times, in order to open it out, make it flat, or remove dust. While the water was heating she decided to shake out the carpet I took off my poncho, shook it out, and hung it on a peg by the door. see also shake-out
move back and forth; diversify
An event that causes marginal constituents to be eliminated

The dot-com shakeout of the 90s left only the most durable, most profitable, and most well backed companies surviving.

The separation of molds from their flask, the castings from the molding sand, and potentially the cores from the castings
shake-out shake-outs in AM, use shakeout A shake-out is a major set of changes in a system or an organization which results in a large number of companies closing or a large number of people losing their jobs. This should be the year of a big shake-out in Italian banking
{i} minor economic crisis, drop in prices (that causes business and small vendors to close down)
a financial condition that results in the elimination of marginally financed participants in an industry; "they glutted the market in order to cause a shakeout of their competitors
shake out

    Türkische aussprache

    şeyk aut


    /ˈsʜāk ˈout/ /ˈʃeɪk ˈaʊt/


    [ 'shAk ] (verb.) before 12th century. Middle English, from Old English sceacan; akin to Old Norse skaka to shake.

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