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throw off

Meaning: to get rid of something that has been bothering you

Synonym: shake off

For example:

  • throw off sth I wish I could throw off this feeling that something bad is going to happen.

  • throw sth off It didn't take her long to throw the cold off and get back to work.

Quick Quiz:

The escaped prisoners threw off their pursuers and
  1. soon got caught
  2. gave themselves up
  3. got away

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