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shrug off

transitive verb

Definition of shrug off

  1. 1 :  to shake off <shrugging off sleep>

  2. 2 :  to brush aside :  minimize <shrugs off the problem>

  3. 3 :  to remove (a garment) by wriggling out



Examples of shrug off in a sentence

  1. <an administration that was willing to shrug off the problem>

  2. <she shrugged off her coat and hung it up neatly>



1902

First Known Use of shrug off

1902


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