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Definition 1: get rid of - [verb of contact]

Samples where shake off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he shed his image as a pushy boss
  • shed your clothes

Synonyms for shake off in the sense of this definition

(shake off is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of shake off ) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

"our dog sheds every Spring"

(... is a kind of shake off ) shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue

(... is a kind of shake off ) cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters

(... is a kind of shake off ) cause a body part to undergo autotomy

Definition 2: get rid of - [verb of motion]

Samples where shake off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I couldn't shake the car that was following me

Synonyms for shake off in the sense of this definition

(shake off is a kind of ...) run away from confinement

"The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"

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