throw off


throw off
verb
1. get rid of (Freq. 2)
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he shed his image as a pushy boss

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shed your clothes

Syn:
shed, ↑cast, ↑cast off, ↑shake off, ↑throw, ↑throw away, ↑drop
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Hyponyms:
shed, ↑molt, ↑exuviate, ↑moult, ↑slough, ↑abscise, ↑exfoliate, ↑autotomize, ↑autotomise
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. get rid of
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I couldn't shake the car that was following me

Syn: ↑shake, ↑shake off, ↑escape from
Hypernyms: ↑escape, ↑get away, ↑break loose
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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throw off [phrasal verb]
1 throw off (something) or throw (something) off
1 a : to quickly remove (a piece of clothing)

He threw his robe off and jumped into the shower.

1 b : to get rid of (something you do not want, such as a quality or a condition)

She tried to throw off her reputation as being difficult to work with.

He threw off his inhibitions and went skinny-dipping.

throwing off all restraint

1 c : to cause (something) to be incorrect

A decimal point in the wrong place threw his calculations off.

The dropped ball threw off the quarterback's timing.

1 d : to send (light, smoke, etc.) out from a source

The woodstove throws off [=gives off] a lot of heat.

2 throw off (someone) or throw (someone) off
2 a : to cause (someone) to be confused or uncertain about where to go, what to do, etc.

The professor was thrown off [=distracted] during her lecture by a ringing cell phone.

I'm sorry about getting the date wrong. I was thrown off by the fact that yesterday was a holiday.

2 b : to get away from (someone who is trying to catch you)

He managed to throw off [=escape from] his pursuers by swimming across the river.

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Main Entry:throw

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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