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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
Translations of “shake sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 擺脫(疾病)…
in Russian избавляться…
in Turkish ...dan/den kurtulmak/paçasını kurtarmak, atlatmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 摆脱(疾病)…
in Polish pozbyć się czegoś…
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