To look after someone // To fight something off // To shake something off

Today we will review three new Expressions. To look after someone, To fight something off, and To shake something off. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each expression. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each expression.

EXPRESSIONMEANING
To look after someone(To take care of someone or something)
To fight something off(To defend oneself against an attack by someone or something)
To shake something off(Successfully deal with or recover from an illness or injury)

TO LOOK AFTER SOMEONE

#EXAMPLES
1The girl had to look after the children.
2All parents look after their children.
3Teachers should look after their students.

TO FIGHT SOMETHING OFF

#EXAMPLES
1The boy always ate a balanced diet, so he was able to fight off the disease faster than what was expected.
2I was trying to fight off the urge to sneak into the pantry for something to eat.
3His body couldn’t fight the infection off.

TO SHAKE SOMETHING OFF

#EXAMPLES
1What did she have to do to shake him off?
2I wish I could shake off Mark. He’s bothering me.
3The cat shook off the blanket Mary had put on him.

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Shiny Raju
Shiny Raju
2 years ago

I like the way you speak and also your methods of teaching.

Ayesha
Ayesha
1 year ago

She’s been looking after her grandmother since her parents died.
His immune system couldn’t fight the virus off and eventually, he died.
The police officer shook off the murder case and got a promotion.

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