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shake sth out

phrasal verb with shake uk   /ʃeɪk/  us   /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 ​doorstepshaking out a ​rug.
to ​shakeyourhead to ​allowyourhair to ​fallfreely, after ​removingobjects such as ​pins that were ​holding it in ​place: She took off her ​hat and ​shook out her ​longcurls.
(Definition of shake sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shake sth out" in Business English

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shake sth out

phrasal verb with shake uk   us   /ʃeɪk/ verb [T]
to ​removeparts of an ​organization in ​order to make it ​operate more ​effectively: They need new ​ideas, so they're ​shaking out their ​topmanagementteam.
(Definition of shake sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shake sth out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 将…抖干净(或抖展)…
in Turkish silkelemek…
in Russian вытряхивать, выколачивать что-либо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 將…抖乾淨(或抖展)…
in Polish wytrzepać coś…
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