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shrug off

transitive verb

Definition of SHRUG OFF

1
:  to shake off <shrugging off sleep>
2
:  to brush aside :  minimize <shrugs off the problem>
3
:  to remove (a garment) by wriggling out

Examples of SHRUG OFF

  1. <an administration that was willing to shrug off the problem>
  2. <she shrugged off her coat and hung it up neatly>

First Known Use of SHRUG OFF

1902

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