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English definition of “shake”

shake

verb [T] (GET RID OF)    /ʃeɪk/ (shook, shaken)
C2 to get rid of or escape from something: It's very difficult to shake the habit of a lifetime . The company has so far been unable to shake (off) its reputation for being old-fashioned .Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of shake verb (GET RID OF) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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