shake (someone) loose

shake (someone) loose

To rid or free oneself from someone who has been persistently pursuing or pestering one. My little brother has been following me around all day. I need to shake him loose. You're a private investigator—your job is to follow people! How did they shake you loose?
See also: loose, shake
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