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English definition of “shake sth out”

shake sth out

phrasal verb with shake     /ʃeɪk/ verb (past tense shook, past participle shaken)
to hold something that is made of cloth at one end and move it up and down in order to get rid of dirtShaking, swinging and vibrating
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