shrug off

verb

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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Synonyms & Antonyms for shrug off

Synonyms

doff, douse, peel (off), put off, remove, take off

Antonyms

don, put on, slip (into), throw (on)

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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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