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English definition of “shake sth off”

shake sth off

phrasal verb with shake
 
 
/ʃeɪk/ verb (past tense shook, past participle shaken)
to get rid of an illness or something that is causing you problems: I hope I can shake off this cold before the weekend.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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