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shake off definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me" [syn: shake, shake off, throw off, escape from]
2: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes" [syn: shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you shake off something that you do not want such as an illness or a bad habit, you manage to recover from it or get rid of it. Businessmen are trying to shake off habits learned under six decades of a protected economy... He was generally feeling bad. He just couldn't shake it off. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V n P 2. If you shake off someone who is following you, you manage to get away from them, for example by running faster than them. I caught him a lap later, and although I could pass him I could not shake him off... He was unaware that they had shaken off their pursuers. PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V P n (not pron) 3. If you shake off someone who is touching you, you move your arm or body sharply so that they are no longer touching you. He grabbed my arm. I shook him off... She shook off his restraining hand. PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V P n (not pron)

Moby Thesaurus

beg, cast off, circumvent, clear, dispel, ditch, do away with, double, eliminate, elude, escape, evade, exterminate, fling off, get around, get away from, get clear of, get free of, get out of, get quit of, get rid of, liquidate, lose, purge, rid, shake, shoo, shuffle out of, skirt, throw away, throw off, unburden


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