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slough sth off

phrasal verb with slough uk   us   /slʌf/ verb [T]
literary to get ​rid of something or someone ​unwanted: He ​seemed to ​want to ​slough off all his ​oldacquaintances. biology When ​snakes and other ​reptilesslough off ​theirskin, they get ​rid of an ​old, ​deadlayer of ​skin.
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