shake off

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to remove by shaking)
a. sacudir
Mac removed the tablecloth and shook off the crumbs.Mac quitó el mantel y sacudió las migas.
2. (to escape the hold of)
a. sacudirse de encima
Ben tried to put an arm around my shoulders, but I shook him off.Ben intentó rodearme los hombros con el brazo, pero me lo sacudí de encima.
3. (to evade)
a. zafarse de
In a desperate attempt to shake off her pursuer, Valentina hid in a dumpster.En un intento desesperado por zafarse de su perseguidor, Valentina se escondió en un contenedor de basura.
b. quitarse de encima
The runner was unable to shake off his rival, who overtook him on the home stright.El corredor no pudo quitarse de encima a su rival, que lo pasó en la recta final.
c. sacarse de encima
Luckily, we were able to speed away in the car and shake off the press.Por suerte, pudimos partir a toda velocidad en el auto y sacarnos de encima a los de la prensa.
d. sacudirse de encima
The guy was really boring me, but I couldn't shake him off.El tipo me aburría mucho, pero no conseguía sacudírmelo de encima.
4. (to get rid of)
a. deshacerse de
The museum is shaking off its traditional image and reaching out to a new public.El museo se está deshaciendo de su imagen tradicional y trata de llegar a un nuevo público.
b. librarse de
In an attempt to shake off his bad mood, he went out with some friends.En un intento de librarse de su mal humor, salió con unos amigos.
c. quitarse
Bernard has a persistent chest infection that he can't seem to shake off.Bernard tiene una infección persistente de la vías respiratorias que no acaba de quitarse.
d. quitarse de encima
If Rafa is going to win the championship, he needs to shake off the jinx that's been dogging him all season.Para ganar el campeonato, Rafa tiene quitarse de encima la mala suerte que le lleva persiguiendo toda esta temporada.
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shake off
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (illness, depression)
a. salir de, quitarse or
b. sacarse de encima
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
2. (pursuer)
a. librarse de
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shake off
transitive verb
1 [+water, snow, dust] sacudir
he grabbed my arm, I shook him off me agarró por el brazo, yo me lo sacudí de encima
she shook off his hand He put a hand over hers, but she angrily shook it off he shook off the water like a drenched dog coat the meat with seasoned flour, shaking off any excess
2 [+pursuer] zafarse de; dar esquinazo a; [+illness] deshacerse de; librarse de; [+cold, habit] quitarse (de encima); [+depression] salir de
they were still shaking off sleep she shook off her depression he is struggling to shake off a knee injury she was shaking off the effect of a late night I've had this chest cold for weeks and I just can't seem to shake it off He had difficulty in breathing and was feeling bad. it was an addiction he just couldn't shake off Businessmen are trying to shake off bad habits learned under the previous regime the company is trying to shake off its old-fashioned image she couldn't shake off this feeling of being watched they shook off the police I caught him a lap later and although I could pass him, I could not shake him off It seems he was unaware that they had shaken off their pursuers
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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