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shrug

 
 
pronunciation:
shruhg
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
shrug off
part of speech: verb
inflections: shrugs, shrugging, shrugged
definition: to raise the shoulders to show one does not know, does not care, or is not responsible.
The man just shrugged when we asked him for directions.
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phrase: shrug off
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the motion of raising and drawing in the shoulders.
He didn't know the answer so he replied with a shrug.