shake off

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

The archaeologists shook off the dust that had fallen from the roof, and promptly continued their work.

To lose someone who is tracking you

The police are chasing us! Quick, turn into that side street! We've got to shake them off.

To rid oneself of a malady or its symptoms

I just can't shake off this cold.

To dissociate oneself from (an allegation or rumour)

Some rumors that the governor had smoked pot as a teenager were flying around, but he has finally managed to shake them off.

get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
If you shake off someone who is following you, you manage to get away from them, for example by running faster than them. I caught him a lap later, and although I could pass him I could not shake him off He was unaware that they had shaken off their pursuers
If you shake off something that you do not want such as an illness or a bad habit, you manage to recover from it or get rid of it. Businessmen are trying to shake off habits learned under six decades of a protected economy He was generally feeling bad. He just couldn't shake it off
get rid of, agitate
get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"
If you shake off someone who is touching you, you move your arm or body sharply so that they are no longer touching you. He grabbed my arm. I shook him off She shook off his restraining hand
shake off