give (someone) the shake(redirected from gave someone the shake)
give (someone) the shake
To escape, slip away from, or rid oneself of someone. The burglar was able to give the police the shake by ducking into a series of back alleys.
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give (someone) the shakeSlang
To escape from or get rid of: We managed to give our pursuers the shake.
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