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SHRUG (shrugged, shrugging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shrug mean? 

SHRUG (noun)
  The noun SHRUG has 1 sense:

1. a gesture involving the shoulders

  Familiarity information: SHRUG used as a noun is very rare.


SHRUG (verb)
  The verb SHRUG has 1 sense:

1. raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation

  Familiarity information: SHRUG used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHRUG (noun)


Sense 1shrug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gesture involving the shoulders

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("shrug" is a kind of...):

gesture; motion (the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals)


SHRUG (verb)


Sense 1shrug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "shrug" is one way to...):

gesticulate; gesture; motion (show, express or direct through movement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Also:

shrug off (minimize the importance of, brush aside)


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