shuck off

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shuck something off

1. to take something off. Tom shucked his jacket off and sat on the arm of the easy chair. He shucked off his jacket.
2. to get rid of someone or something. she shucked all her bad habits off. Tom shucked off one girlfriend after another.
See also: off, shuck
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The first episode finds the schoolboy Mountstuart in the throes of attempting to shuck off his virginity - with far-reaching consequences.
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I used to think that I could shuck off the bureaucracy,'' said Head, a 12-year employee who's ready to leave the city.