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English definition of “shake sb/sth off”

shake sb/sth off

phrasal verb with shake     /ʃeɪk/ verb (shook, shaken)
to get away from someone or something that will not stop following you: He drove through the red lights in an attempt to shake off the police car that was chasing him.Running away and escaping informal to beat an opponent , or to free yourself from someone or something that is limiting you: I have no doubt that we will be able to shake off the challenge from our rivals .Running away and escapingWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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