shrug

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1shrug

verb \ˈshrəg, especially Southern ˈsrəg\

: to raise and lower your shoulders usually to show that you do not know or care about something

shruggedshrug·ging

Full Definition of SHRUG

intransitive verb
:  to raise or draw in the shoulders especially to express aloofness, indifference, or uncertainty
transitive verb
:  to lift or contract (the shoulders) especially to express aloofness, indifference, or uncertainty

Examples of SHRUG

  1. I asked if he wanted to go out to dinner, and he just shrugged.
  2. He just shrugged his shoulders.

Origin of SHRUG

Middle English schruggen
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SHRUG

2shrug

noun

Definition of SHRUG

1
:  an act of shrugging
2
:  a woman's small waist-length or shorter jacket

First Known Use of SHRUG

1594

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