What does “Shake off” mean? Learn more about this phrasal verb here and hear example sentences.

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Hi, my name is Jessica, I’m an English tutor.

And in today’s lesson we’re going to talk about the phrasal verb “shake off.”

The phrasal verb “shake off” can be used in two different ways. So let’s get started.

The first way that you can use the phrasal verb “shake off” is to shake off something.

For example, let’s say a dog is chasing a person and the dog grabs on to somebody’s leg or their

pants or something.

The person might move very quickly to remove the dog, so they might

shake the dog off from being on their leg.

“Shake off” can also be used to describe getting rid of a bad feeling.

So, let’s say you are going to take your driving test, and you’re very nervous about it.

You might have to “shake off” the fear of getting in the car and driving to pass this exam

in order to become more successful.

So, to “shake off” is to get rid of something or to free yourself of something.

So, I hope that you found this video lesson helpful and that you tune in again for more

lessons with Jessica.

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