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shrug

shrug

 
pronunciation:
shruhg
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
shrug off
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shrugged, shrugging, shrugs
definition: to raise and draw (the shoulders) inward to indicate one's lack of power over a situation, or one's lack of responsibility, concern, knowledge, or the like.
I asked him why no one had ever tried solve these problems, but he just shrugged.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to raise and draw the shoulders inward.
phrase: shrug off
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the motion of raising and drawing the shoulders inward.
definition 2: an open, very short jacket or sweater worn by women.