What is the Meaning of SHAKE OFF?
shake off oneself*/ s.t.
shake oneself* / s.t. off
make a lot of quick, small, repeated movements to remove dirt or dust, usually after a fall
1. After he slipped and fell, he stood up, shook himself off, and started to walk down the street, as though nothing had happened.
2. I picked my jacket up off the floor and shook the dirt off.
3. The wet dog shook himself off and got mud all over everyone.
Note: oneself can be replaced with another reflexive pronoun such as myself, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, ourselves, or themselves.
|present participle:||SHAKING OFF|
|past participle:||SHAKEN OFF|
Note: Many phrasal verbs have more than one definition. The definition and example above are for the online course below.