shake off

  1. get rid of
    shed your clothes
    he shed his image as a pushy boss
  2. get rid of
    I couldn't shake the car that was following me
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How To Use shake off In A Sentence

  • Hopefully, North Norfolk will soon shake off this surreal obsession with the Lib Dems and embrace their NE Cambs neighbour's decent Tory stance. Will Iain Dale have to repay the donations ?
  • He'd made his own cup with extra caffeine to help shake off such an early start to the day.
  • It is a feeling that Mick Dobson, a 47-year-old binman, cannot quite shake off. North of England fears public sector axe in a return to divided Britain
  • What a suasory example it is for those, who through some freak of fortune, being enabled to shake off the dust of honest toil and industry, are very ready to look downward with contempt upon the rank they have just left. Honor Edgeworth Ottawa's Present Tense
  • He drove through the red lights in an attempt to shake off the police car that was chasing him.
  • While some actors would resent never being able to shake off their past, John says he is proud to have been responsible for a character who is indelibly etched on the nation's psyche.
  • But I could never shake off the loneliness that comes from being different from the majority.
  • The recent massacre in Acteal has forced the government to shake off its stupor, at least for a while.
  • She was always keen to shake off the early typecasting as the empty-headed sex symbol.
  • Outside investment has helped Sheridan to shake off its image as a depressed industrial town.
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