shrug off

VERB
  1. minimize the importance of, brush aside
    Jane shrugged off the news that her stock had fallen 3 points
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How To Use shrug off In A Sentence

  • Fortunately, all our ironware is vintage Le Cousances, with metal handles, and these pots shrug off such minor problems. Lahey No-Knead Bread recipe: one baker’s experiences so far | Diane Duane's weblog: "Out of Ambit"
  • She wanted to shrug off his firm, proprietorial grasp but managed to resist.
  • Meanwhile, the indestructible burial mound would shrug off the tempest like a great, ageless whale.
  • To denounce or shrug off a call for co-operation is an easy and cowardly thing. Times, Sunday Times
  • I hope I can shrug off this cold before I go on holiday.
  • The arcaded splendour of the Piazza del Duomo seemed to effortlessly shrug off the scaffolding in place when we visited - testament to the awesome power of the place.
  • Meanwhile, the indestructible burial mound would shrug off the tempest like a great, ageless whale.
  • Yet constitutional monarchists would be foolish to shrug off the event.
  • Americans will no longer be able to shrug off European concepts.
  • I quit cold turkey some 25 years ago, but the specialists simply shrug off this kind of information.
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