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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
(Definition of shake sth off from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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