shrug [shruhg] /ʃrʌg/ Show IPA verb, shrugged, shrugging, noun
verb phrase 1
verb (used with object)
to raise and contract (the shoulders), expressing indifference, disdain, etc.
verb (used without object)
to raise and contract the shoulders.
the movement of raising and contracting the shoulders.
a short sweater or jacket that ends above or at the waistline.
to disregard; minimize:
to shrug off an insult.
to rid oneself of:
to shrug off the effects of a drug.
1350–1400; (v.) Middle English schruggen to shudder, shrug < ?; (noun) late Middle English shrugge a tug, pull, derivative of the v.