Definition of Shake off

1. Verb. Get rid of. "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"

Exact synonyms: Escape From, Shake, Throw Off
Generic synonyms: Break Loose, Escape, Get Away

2. Verb. Get rid of. "Shed your clothes"
Exact synonyms: Cast, Cast Off, Drop, Shed, Throw, Throw Away, Throw Off
Specialized synonyms: Exuviate, Molt, Moult, Shed, Slough, Abscise, Exfoliate, Autotomise, Autotomize
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

Definition of Shake off

1. Verb. To remove (something attached to, on or clinging to an object) by shaking. ¹

2. Verb. To dissociate oneself from (an allegation or rumour). ¹

3. Verb. To lose someone who is tracking you ¹

4. Verb. To rid oneself of a malady or its symptoms ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shake Off

shake 'n' bake
shake 'n bake
shake a cloth in the wind
shake a leg
shake and bake
shake culture
shake down
shake hands
shake it
shake map
shake maps
shake off (current term)
shake on it
shake one's head
shake out
shake over
shake table
shake tables
shake test
shake the pagoda tree
shake up

Literary usage of Shake off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"... enjoyed bodily pain he endured at this time obtained so firm a hold upon his system that he was never afterwards able to shake off their evil effects. ..."

2. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... belch from the pulpit liberty, independence, and a steady perseverance in endeavoring to shake off their allegiance to the mother country. ..."

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