French translation of 'shake off'
separable transitive verbshake
1. (= remove) [dust, sand, snow]
Shake off any excess flour. Secouer pour enlever la farine en trop.
to shake sb off écarter qn d’une secousse
He grabbed my arm and I shook him off. Il m’a pris par le bras et je l’ai écarté d’une secousse.
2. (= get rid of) [illness, bad habit] se débarrasser de
3. (= get away from) [pursuer] semer
It had taken Franklin several hours to shake off the police. Il avait fallu plusieurs heures à Franklin pour semer les policiers.
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Example Sentences Including 'shake off'
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Try as he might, Jimmy still could not shake off his doubts.WITHIN A WHISPER (2001)
And I have been trying to shake off the stigma for some time.SEIZE THE RECKLESS WIND
Flew up to Ireland to shake off the watchers, then on to Antwerp.CORMORANT
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Translation of shake off from the Collins English to French Dictionary