verb (used with object), shrugged, shrug·ging.
verb (used without object), shrugged, shrug·ging.
- to disregard; minimize: to shrug off an insult.
- to rid oneself of: to shrug off the effects of a drug.
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OTHER WORDS FROM shrugun·shrug·ging, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for shrugged
Three months ago, the two had a baby together and the Internet mostly just shrugged.All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt|Melissa Leon|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To this, Clinton, seated on stage, merely turned up her palms and shrugged.
Managers of the “Rich Kids of Tehran” account have shrugged off such accusations anyway.
Whatever the truth, Miller hardly seems to have shrugged it off when the partner married a paralegal who worked in their office.
Noah Pollak, the executive director of the Emergency Committee for Israel, shrugged off the issue.Klutzy Conservative Jewish Outreach at the Values Voter Summit|Ben Jacobs|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"No use," he shrugged in complete return to his indifferent manner.The Mystery|Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
He shrugged and turned away, and Poppy, looking round for the others, caught Clem Portal's face with the mask off for one moment.Poppy|Cynthia Stockley
Now and again, with the bodily motions that we have learned to connect with the French, his shoulders were shrugged expressively.Ben Blair|Will Lillibridge
But the other shrugged his shoulders with well-studied indifference."Unto Caesar"|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Polly shrugged her shoulders and shook her head in reply, and tried to get interested in her history.Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School|Dorothy Whitehill