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shrug off

shrug off

pronunciation:
shruhg awf
See:
shrug
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to ignore or minimize.
He shrugged off his pain and struggled on.
definition 2: to disclaim, give up, or rid oneself of (a burden, responsibility, or the like).
definition 3: to slip out of (a garment worn on or over the shoulders).