shake out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyshake out
he/she/itshakes out
present participleshaking out
past tenseshook out
past participleshaken out
  1. shake something out/shake something out of something to shake a cloth, sheet, piece of clothing etc so that dust and dirt fall off

    Help me shake out this blanket.

See also main entry: shake