[ UK /ʃɹˈʌɡ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɹəɡ/ ]
  1. raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation
  1. a gesture involving the shoulders
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How To Use shrug In A Sentence

  • One might be optimistic and say that, given it's their job to judge a book by the words on the page rather than by the stushie surrounding it, one can expect them to be more concentrated in the category of detached shruggers; one can expect a higher standard of scrutiny, surely. Hype Hype Hoorah!
  • I shrugged uselessly, before I turned to hear Alex's laugh vibrating in the room.
  • He shrug his low opinion of the occupant of the room.
  • she shrugged indifferently
  • For two 50-minute sets the crowd shrugged and shimmied to the rhythm of a more blithe and brilliant era.
  • Ashlee just shrugged the criticism off as usual, but deep down I know it hurts her.
  • When asked why the government did not rebut them as it did when anti-government stories appeared, he just shrugged his shoulders.
  • The students shrug; that's life, they seem to say.
  • Heath's eyes softened and he dropped his hands to his lap, shrugging his shoulders.
  • Shrugging, he pushed open the door to the bar and almost choked on the smoke that hung thickly in the air.
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