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shake off


      vb   adv  
1    to remove or be removed with or as if with a quick movement  
she shook off her depression     
2    tr   to escape from; elude  
they shook off the police     
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      vb   , shakes, shaking, shook, shaken  
1    to move or cause to move up and down or back and forth with short quick movements; vibrate  
2    to sway or totter or cause to sway or totter  
3    to clasp or grasp (the hand) of (a person) in greeting, agreement, etc.  
he shook John by the hand, he shook John's hand, they shook and were friends     
4    shake hands   to clasp hands in greeting, agreement, etc.  
5    shake on it  
Informal   to shake hands in agreement, reconciliation, etc.  
6    to bring or come to a specified condition by or as if by shaking  
he shook free and ran     
7    tr   to wave or brandish  
he shook his sword     
8    tr; often foll by: up   to rouse, stir, or agitate  
9    tr   to shock, disturb, or upset  
he was shaken by the news of her death     
10    tr   to undermine or weaken  
the crisis shook his faith     
11    to mix (dice) by rattling in a cup or the hand before throwing  
12    tr     (Austral)  
archaic slang   to steal  
13    tr     (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   to escape from  
can you shake that detective?     
14      (Music)   to perform a trill on (a note)  
15    shake a leg  
Informal   to hurry: usually used in the imperative  
16    shake in one's shoes   to tremble with fear or apprehension  
17    shake one's head   to indicate disagreement or disapproval by moving the head from side to side  
18    shake the dust from one's feet   to depart gladly or with the intention not to return  
19    the act or an instance of shaking  
20    a tremor or vibration  
21    the shakes  
Informal   a state of uncontrollable trembling or a condition that causes it, such as a fever  
22    Informal   a very short period of time; jiffy  
in half a shake     
23    a shingle or clapboard made from a short log by splitting it radially  
24    a fissure or crack in timber or rock  
25    an instance of shaking dice before casting  
26      (Music)      another word for       trill   1       1  
27    a dance, popular in the 1960s, in which the body is shaken convulsively in time to the beat  
28       an informal name for       earthquake  
29       short for       milk shake  
30    no great shakes  
Informal   of no great merit or value; ordinary,   (See also)        shake down       shake off       shake up  
     (Old English sceacan; related to Old Norse skaka to shake, Old High German untscachon to be driven)  
  shakable, shakeable      adj  

milk shake  
      n   a cold frothy drink made of milk, flavouring, and sometimes ice cream, whisked or beaten together  
shake down  
      vb   adv  
1    to fall or settle or cause to fall or settle by shaking  
2    tr     (U.S.)  
slang   to extort money from, esp. by blackmail or threats of violence  
3    tr     (U.S.)  
slang   to search thoroughly  
4    tr  
Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   to submit (a vessel, etc.) to a shakedown test  
5    intr   to go to bed, esp. to a makeshift bed  
6    intr   (of a person, animal, etc.) to settle down  
7      (U.S.)  
slang   a swindle or act of extortion  
8      (U.S.)  
slang   a thorough search  
9    a makeshift bed, esp. of straw, blankets, etc.  
10    Informal     (chiefly U.S.)  
a    a voyage to test the performance of a ship or aircraft or to familiarize the crew with their duties  
b    (as modifier)  
a shakedown run     
shake off  
      vb   adv  
1    to remove or be removed with or as if with a quick movement  
she shook off her depression     
2    tr   to escape from; elude  
they shook off the police     
      n   the process of reducing the number of people in a workforce in order to lower the costs of a company  
shake up  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to shake or agitate in order to mix  
2    to reorganize drastically  
3    to stir or rouse  
4    to restore the shape of (a pillow, cushion, etc.)  
5    Informal   to disturb or shock mentally or physically  
6    Informal   a radical or drastic reorganization  
wind shake  
      n   a crack between the annual rings in wood: caused by strong winds bending the tree trunk  

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shake off

dislodge, elude, get away from, get rid of, get shot of     (slang)   give the slip, leave behind, lose, rid oneself of, throw off  

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1    bump, fluctuate, jar, joggle, jolt, jounce, oscillate, quake, quiver, rock, shiver, shudder, sway, totter, tremble, vibrate, waver, wobble  
2    brandish, flourish, wave  
3      (often with)       up   agitate, churn, convulse, rouse, stir  
4    discompose, distress, disturb, frighten, intimidate, move, rattle     (informal)   shock, unnerve, upset  
5    impair, pull the rug out from under     (informal)   undermine, weaken  
6    agitation, convulsion, disturbance, jar, jerk, jolt, jounce, pulsation, quaking, shiver, shock, shudder, trembling, tremor, vibration  
7      (informal)   instant, jiffy     (informal)   moment, second, tick     (Brit. informal)   trice  

shake off     
dislodge, elude, get away from, get rid of, get shot of     (slang)   give the slip, leave behind, lose, rid oneself of, throw off  
shake up     
agitate, churn (up), disturb, mix, overturn, reorganize, shock, stir (up), turn upside down, unsettle, upset  

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telling someone to fight you."do sth !"
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
laughing my fucking ass off
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
talk incessantly ; be very talkative/voluble ; be a chatterbox
[UK] [informal] Ex: When it comes to Pink Floyd, his all-time favorite band, he can talk the hind legs off a donkey!
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