shake off

Definitions of shake off
  1. verb
    get rid of
    synonyms: escape from, shake, throw off
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    type of:
    break loose, escape, get away
    run away from confinement
  2. verb
    get rid of
    synonyms: cast, cast off, drop, shed, throw, throw away, throw off
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    exuviate, molt, moult, shed, slough
    cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    abscise
    shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
    exfoliate
    cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters
    autotomise, autotomize
    cause a body part to undergo autotomy
    desquamate, peel off
    peel off in scales
    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
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