Meaning: to get rid of something that's causing you problems, such as a sickness, a fear, a bad image, a bad reputation, etc.Synonym: throw off, get rid of
- shake sth off I've had this cold for nearly two weeks and I just can't shake it off.
- shake off sth James wants to shake off the image he has of being a bully and a tough guy.
An actress I know is trying hard to shake off her reputation of being
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Contributor: Matt Errey