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English definition of “shake sth out”

shake sth out

phrasal verb with shake     /ʃeɪk/ verb (shook, shaken)
to hold something such as a piece of cloth at one end and shake it up and down to get rid of dirt or folds: I was on the back doorstep shaking out a rug.Shaking, swinging and vibrating
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