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shuck off

1. To cast someone or something off from one's body. A noun or pronoun can be used between "shuck" and "off." The kids ran in and shucked their muddy boots and jackets off, leaving them strewn across my clean floors. I was glad to get inside and shuck off my dirty work clothes. The brute tried to grab me from behind, but I managed to shuck him off.
2. To discard, leave behind, or get rid of someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "shuck" and "off." The country has long been trying to shuck off its reputation as a dangerous, crime-ridden place. I promised myself I would shuck smoking off for good this year. I could sense that someone was following me, so I tried darting down a series of alleys and side streets to shuck them off.
See also: off, shuck

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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(Calzado not only sheds her sweet image, she actually shucks off her clothes, and inhibitions, in front of the camera.)
At some stage, while the motor was still idling, he noticed a large stalk caught in the works: "I went up with my hand, and the roller that takes the shucks off the corn grabbed my glove and pulled my hand into the rollers," he told NBC this week.
Cabler has begun a consumer ad campaign worth $25 million, ballyhooing the "new" TNN as it shucks off a 17-year history as the leading country-music/rural-lifestyle net.
All I know is that it shucks off military .308 ball like water when placed at 150 yards.
She easily shucks off her child, Steve, and goes her own way.
I would take the shucks off, wrap the ear with masking tape and put the farmer's name, date and field number on it, and took them to my office where they were allowed to dry.