shrug off

verb

Definition of shrug off

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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