throw off


throw off
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "throw off":
present tense I/you/we/they throw off he/she/it throws off present participle throwing off past tense threw off past participle thrown off
1) to quickly remove a piece of clothing

Dieter threw off his clothes and dived into the water.

2) to get rid of something that has prevented you from doing what you want to do or from behaving in the way that you want

I can't throw off this feeling of sadness.

throw off the yoke/shackles:

They have thrown off the yoke of colonial rule.

3)
a) to escape from someone who is chasing you

He threw off his pursuers and fled across the border.

b) throw someone off the scent/track to stop someone from finding you or from discovering the truth about something by using a clever plan or trick
4) if you throw off a slight illness, you become healthy again

Healthy people should be able to throw off minor infections without antibiotics.


English dictionary. 2014.

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