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shake it off

shake it off

Date: Mar 01 2001


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“When I first started out, I fought against the press… I don’t really care about it anymore. My life has gone on, and I just kind of shake it off.”


1. Definition - Study the definition.

to try to forget about something by ignoring it

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

If something or someone is bothering you, you can try to shake it off. By shaking it off, you have decided that you’re not going to let it get to you. You can try to ignore a problem or try to forget about it, because it is not important to you.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

””I know that your mom has been bugging you lately, but don’t let it bother you. Just shake it off.” “I’m trying to _shake off *_my anxiety about the math test tomorrow, but it’s hard to do. I’m really worried about it!” “I hurt my ankle yesterday while I was running, but I’m trying to ignore it. I’m gonna _shake it off *_if I can.”“


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

“Shake it off” should have meant get rid of or leave behind.
by Lynn (Siping, Jalin, China)
I think “shake it off” means that you forget it or get rid of it or just you don’t care about it because it was annoying for you.
by Dannah
My guess is: Let it go, overlook it, not be influenced by it.
by Yan (China)
I think that, Bruce means by shake it off, in that sentence, get rid of.
by Shaaf (KSA)
I think shake it off means to escape from or get rid of by shaking it. we will not be able to shake off this economical crisis in Turkey.
by Cem (Istanbul, Turkey)
i guess “shake it off” means try to forget something.
by Amy
I think “Shake it off” means something like you don’t care about something and you just don’t pay attention to it. It’s like rejecting a situation and not accepting it would be part of your life. When you have problems you’ll probably want to “shake them off” and move on with your life.
by Francisco
“Shake it off” sounds like “get rid of it”
by Taras (Montreal, Canada)
I think “Shake it off” means that “keep you past behind” or forget what happened and start a new life.
by Bushra

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i shake it off every thing when i go to sleep

09:14 AM Jul 20 2010 |




don’t shake off about close people

09:48 AM Feb 15 2008 |




06:19 AM Feb 03 2008 |



Shake off is a good thing when something bother, bye.

03:13 PM Jan 31 2008 |



Christmas Island

i want to shake it off .

07:53 AM Jan 30 2008 |



Yeah, I do agree with Blockey

06:52 AM Jan 12 2008 |




I think “shake it off” is a native sentences like ” breending crow and you will draw the eyes”. Cría cuervos y te sacarán los ojos in Spanish.
Jessy – Panama, Rep. of Panama.

07:09 PM Jan 03 2008 |

juan luis armenta perez


I think shake it of and get rid of is same. we forget all and going on.

06:41 PM Dec 27 2007 |

Pink Angel

Pink Angel

Saudi Arabia

ok..i like it

02:18 AM Nov 30 2007 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

if your freinds are picking on you the best thing you can do is just shake it off.

09:27 PM Oct 07 2007 |

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