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shrug

 (shrŭg)
v. shrugged, shrug·ging, shrugs
v.tr.
To raise (the shoulders), especially as a gesture of doubt, disdain, or indifference.
v.intr.
To raise the shoulders, especially as a gesture of doubt, disdain, or indifference.
n.
1. An expressive gesture of raising the shoulders.
2. A very short jacket or sweater, having long or short sleeves and usually worn open down the front.
Phrasal Verb:
shrug off
1. To minimize the importance of: shrugged off the defeat and talked about tonight's game.
2. To get rid of: shrug off a burden.
3. To wriggle out of (clothing).

[Middle English shruggen.]

shrug

(ʃrʌɡ)
vb, shrugs, shrugging or shrugged
to draw up and drop (the shoulders) abruptly in a gesture expressing indifference, contempt, ignorance, etc
n
1. the gesture so made
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's short jacket or close-fitting cardigan
[C14: of uncertain origin]

shrug

(ʃrʌg)

v. shrugged, shrug•ging,
n. v.t.
1. to raise and contract (the shoulders), expressing ignorance, indifference, disdain, etc.
v.i.
2. to raise and contract the shoulders.
3. shrug off,
a. to disregard; minimize: to shrug off an insult.
b. to rid oneself of: to shrug off the effects of a drug.
n.
4. the movement of raising and contracting the shoulders.
5. a woman's shawllike sweater or jacket that ends above or at the waist.
[1400–50; late Middle English schruggen to fidget, shudder]

shrug


Past participle: shrugged
Gerund: shrugging

Imperative
shrug
shrug
Present
I shrug
you shrug
he/she/it shrugs
we shrug
you shrug
they shrug
Preterite
I shrugged
you shrugged
he/she/it shrugged
we shrugged
you shrugged
they shrugged
Present Continuous
I am shrugging
you are shrugging
he/she/it is shrugging
we are shrugging
you are shrugging
they are shrugging
Present Perfect
I have shrugged
you have shrugged
he/she/it has shrugged
we have shrugged
you have shrugged
they have shrugged
Past Continuous
I was shrugging
you were shrugging
he/she/it was shrugging
we were shrugging
you were shrugging
they were shrugging
Past Perfect
I had shrugged
you had shrugged
he/she/it had shrugged
we had shrugged
you had shrugged
they had shrugged
Future
I will shrug
you will shrug
he/she/it will shrug
we will shrug
you will shrug
they will shrug
Future Perfect
I will have shrugged
you will have shrugged
he/she/it will have shrugged
we will have shrugged
you will have shrugged
they will have shrugged
Future Continuous
I will be shrugging
you will be shrugging
he/she/it will be shrugging
we will be shrugging
you will be shrugging
they will be shrugging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shrugging
you have been shrugging
he/she/it has been shrugging
we have been shrugging
you have been shrugging
they have been shrugging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shrugging
you will have been shrugging
he/she/it will have been shrugging
we will have been shrugging
you will have been shrugging
they will have been shrugging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shrugging
you had been shrugging
he/she/it had been shrugging
we had been shrugging
you had been shrugging
they had been shrugging
Conditional
I would shrug
you would shrug
he/she/it would shrug
we would shrug
you would shrug
they would shrug
Past Conditional
I would have shrugged
you would have shrugged
he/she/it would have shrugged
we would have shrugged
you would have shrugged
they would have shrugged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shrug - a gesture involving the shouldersshrug - a gesture involving the shoulders  
motion, gesture - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
Verb1.shrug - raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
shrug off - minimize the importance of, brush aside; "Jane shrugged off the news that her stock had fallen 3 points"
Translations
هَزُ الكَتِفَيْنيَهُز كتِفَيْهِ لامُبالياًيَهُزُّ كِتْفَيْه
pokrčit ramenypokrčení ramen
skuldertræktrække på skuldrene
kohauttaa olkapäitään
slijegati ramenima
vállat vonvállrándítás
axlaypptingyppta öxlum
肩をすくめる
어깨를 으쓱하다
gūžtelėjimasgūžtelėtineimti į galvąnereaguoti
paraustīt plecusplecu paraustīšana
pokrčenie ramienpokrčiť ramenami
skomigskomigniti
rycka
ยักไหล่เพื่อแสดงความไม่สนใจหรือไม่ทราบ
omuz silkmekomuz silkme
nhún vai

shrug

[ʃrʌg]
A. Nencogimiento m de hombros
he said with a shrugdijo encogiéndose de hombros
B. VT to shrug one's shouldersencogerse de hombros
shrug off VT + ADVno hacer caso de
he just shrugged it offse encogió de hombros y no hizo caso
you can't just shrug that offno puedes negarle la importancia que tiene

shrug

[ˈʃrʌg]
n (also shrug of the shoulders) → haussement m d'épaules
vt
to shrug one's shoulders → hausser les épaules
vihausser les épaules
shrug off
vt sep
[+ problems, criticism] → faire fi de
[+ cold, illness] → se débarrasser de

shrug

nAchselzucken nt no pl; to give a shrugmit den Schultern or Achseln zucken; a shrug of despairein verzweifeltes Achselzucken
vt shoulderszucken (mit); she shrugged herself out of the coatsie schüttelte ihren Mantel ab

shrug

[ʃrʌg]
1. nalzata di spalle
a shrug of indifference → un gesto d'indifferenza
to give a shrug of contempt → alzare le spalle con disprezzo
...he said with a shrug → ... disse alzando le spalle
2. vt & vi to shrug (one's shoulders)alzare le spalle, fare spallucce
shrug off vt + adv (danger) → prendere sottogamba; (insult) → ignorare, passare sopra a; (troubles) → minimizzare; (cold, illness) → sbarazzarsi di

shrug

(ʃrag) past tense, past participle shrugged verb
to show doubt, lack of interest etc by raising (the shoulders). When I asked him if he knew what had happened, he just shrugged (his shoulders).
noun
an act of shrugging. She gave a shrug of disbelief.
shrug off
to dismiss, get rid of or treat as unimportant. She shrugged off all criticism.

shrug

يَهُزُّ كِتْفَيْه pokrčit rameny trække på skuldrene mit den Achseln zucken αψηφώ encogerse de hombros kohauttaa olkapäitään hausser les épaules slijegati ramenima scrollare le spalle 肩をすくめる 어깨를 으쓱하다 schouderophalen trekke på skuldrene wzruszyć ramionami encolher os ombros пожимать плечами rycka ยักไหล่เพื่อแสดงความไม่สนใจหรือไม่ทราบ omuz silkmek nhún vai 耸肩

shrug

vt (pret & pp shrugged; ger shrugging) to — one's shoulders (part of neuro exam) elevar los hombros
References in classic literature ?
Laurie smiled but didn't seem shocked, and answered with a shrug.
Plenty," said the guide, with a shrug of his shoulders.
Always too fresh, Leo,' Ambrosch remarked with a shrug.
Well," agreed Mademoiselle Reisz, with a shrug, "rather pleasant, if it hadn't been for the mosquitoes and the Farival twins.
Shelby, with a slight shrug, and some perceptible feelings of a disagreeable nature.
He means well: but you shrug your shoulders to hear him talk?
It's not my affair," said he, with a final shrug of the shoulders.
He gave me a Southern smile and shrug of comprehension, as one acquainted with affairs of the heart,--which was a relief after the cockney tramp's impudent expression of, no doubt, a precisely similar sentiment.
In that case," said Don Quixote, "the Lord has relieved me of the task of avenging his death had any other slain him; but, he who slew him having slain him, there is nothing for it but to be silent, and shrug one's shoulders; I should do the same were he to slay myself; and I would have your reverence know that I am a knight of La Mancha, Don Quixote by name, and it is my business and calling to roam the world righting wrongs and redressing injuries.
said the stranger with a little shrug of his shoulders; "I am deeply sorrowful that I cannot show my purse to every rough lout that asks to see it.
I asked, in spite of the Canadian's shrug of the shoulders.
Marry her then," said the count, with a significant shrug of the shoulders.