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IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of shrug

1350–1400; (v.) Middle English schruggen to shudder, shrug < ?; (noun) late Middle English shrugge a tug, pull, derivative of the v.

OTHER WORDS FROM shrug

un·shrug·ging, adjective
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How to use shrug in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for shrug

shrug
/ (ʃrʌɡ) /

verb shrugs, shrugging or shrugged
to draw up and drop (the shoulders) abruptly in a gesture expressing indifference, contempt, ignorance, etc
noun
the gesture so made
a woman's short jacket or close-fitting cardigan

Word Origin for shrug

C14: of uncertain origin
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