give 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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