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shake sb/sth off

phrasal verb with shake uk   us   /ʃeɪk/ verb (shook, shaken)
to get away from someone or something that will not ​stopfollowing you: He ​drove through the ​redlights in an ​attempt to ​shake off the ​policecar that was ​chasing him. 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 ​ourrivals.
(Definition of shake sb/sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shake sb/sth off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 摆脱,甩掉(跟踪者), 打败, 摆脱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擺脫,甩掉(跟蹤者), 打敗, 擺脫…
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