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throw sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with throw   /θrəʊ/ us    /θroʊ/ (threw, thrown)

(CLOTHES)

If you throw off your clothes, you take them off quickly and carelessly: They threw off their clothes and jumped in the sea.

(ILLNESS)

to stop suffering from a cold or other illness that is not serious: I can't seem to throw off this cold.
Translations of “throw sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 衣服, 匆匆脫下(衣服)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 衣服, 匆匆脱下(衣服)…
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