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shrug

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verb \ˈshrəg, especially Southern ˈsrəg\

Definition of shrug

shrugged

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shrugging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to raise or draw in the shoulders especially to express aloofness, indifference, or uncertainty

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to lift or contract (the shoulders) especially to express aloofness, indifference, or uncertainty

Examples of shrug in a Sentence

  1. I asked if he wanted to go out to dinner, and he just shrugged.

  2. He just shrugged his shoulders.

Origin and Etymology of shrug

Middle English schruggen


First Known Use: 14th century


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shrug

noun

Definition of shrug

  1. 1 :  an act of shrugging

  2. 2 :  a woman's small waist-length or shorter jacket

1594

First Known Use of shrug

1594


SHRUG Defined for English Language Learners

shrug

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verb

Definition of shrug for English Language Learners

  • : to raise and lower your shoulders usually to show that you do not know or care about something


SHRUG Defined for Kids

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shrug

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verb \ˈshrəg\

Definition of shrug for Students

shrugged

;

shrugging

  1. :  to raise and lower the shoulders usually to express doubt, uncertainty, or lack of interest


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shrug

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noun

Definition of shrug for Students

  1. :  an act of raising and lowering the shoulders



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