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

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

First Known Use of shrug off

1902

shrug off Synonyms

Synonyms
blink (at), brush (aside or off), condone, discount, disregard, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, overlook, overpass, paper over, pardon, pass over, remit, excuse, whitewash, wink (at)
Antonyms
don, put on, slip (into), throw (on)
Related Words
explain, justify, rationalize; absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; waive, wave (aside or off)
Near Antonyms
heed, mark, mind, note, object (to)


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