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shrugging off

verb
present participle of shrug off

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1 to dismiss as of little importance
  • an administration that was willing to shrug off the problem

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2 to rid oneself of (a garment)
  • she shrugged off her coat and hung it up neatly

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“Shrugging off.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shrugging%20off. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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