Meaning of “shake off something” in the English Dictionary


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shake off something

phrasal verb with shake us /ʃeɪk/ verb past tense shook /ʃʊk/ , past participle shaken /ˈʃeɪ·kən/

to get rid of something bad:

I had to shake off a bad case of nerves before taking the exam.

(Definition of “shake off something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)