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English verb: shake off

1. shake off (motion) get rid of


SamplesI couldn't shake the car that was following me.


Synonymsescape from, shake, throw off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)break loose, escape, get away

2. shake off (contact) get rid of


SamplesHe shed his image as a pushy boss.
Shed your clothes.


Synonymscast, cast off, drop, shed, throw, throw away, throw off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)abscise, autotomise, autotomize, exfoliate, exuviate, molt, moult, shed, slough









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