shrug off

verb

Definition of shrug off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to shake off shrugging off sleep

  3. 2 :  to brush aside :  minimize shrugs off the problem

  4. 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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