shrug off

verb
shrugged off; shrugging off; shrugs off

Definition of shrug off

transitive verb

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

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Examples of shrug off in a Sentence

an administration that was willing to shrug off the problem she shrugged off her coat and hung it up neatly

First Known Use of shrug off

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of shrug off was in 1902

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“Shrug off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shrug%20off. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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