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English definition of “shake off something”

shake off something

verb phrasal verb with shake  /ʃeɪk/ (past tense shook  /ʃʊk/, past participle shaken  /ˈʃeɪ·kən/) us  
to get rid of something bad: I had to shake off a bad case of nerves before taking the exam.
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