1 of 2


plural -s
: an act or instance of getting rid of what is unpleasant, undesirable, or unwanted

shake off

2 of 2

transitive verb

of a baseball pitcher
: to express disagreement with (as a catcher's sign) by a negative gesture

Word History



from the phrase shake off

Transitive verb

shake entry 1 + off, adverb

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“Shake-off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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