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-verb (used with object) 1. to remove the shucks from: to shuck corn. 2. to remove or discard as or like shucks; peel off: to shuck one's clothes. 3. Slang. to get rid of (often followed by off): a bad habit I couldn't shuck for years.

... and QED. - Matty Malaprop

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