UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃrʌg/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃrʌg/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shrug)

Inflections of 'shrug' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
shrug /ʃrʌg/USA pronunciation   v.,  shrugged, shrug•ging, n. 
  1. to raise and contract (the shoulders), as a sign that one does not know or that one does not care about something: [+ object]He shrugged his shoulders and said, "I don't care.''[no object]When we asked him where the dog was, he just shrugged.
  2. shrug off: 
    • to treat (something) as unimportant;
      minimize: [+ off + object]to shrug off an insult.[+ object + off]to shrug it off.
    • to rid oneself of: [+ off + object]to shrug off the effects of a drug.[+ object + off]to shrug them off.

n. [countable]
  1. the movement of raising or drawing up the shoulders.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
shrug  (shrug),USA pronunciation v.,  shrugged, shrug•ging, n. 
  1. to raise and contract (the shoulders), expressing indifference, disdain, etc.

  1. to raise and contract the shoulders.
  2. shrug off: 
    • to disregard;
      minimize:to shrug off an insult.
    • to rid oneself of:to shrug off the effects of a drug.

  1. the movement of raising and contracting the shoulders.
  2. a short sweater or jacket that ends above or at the waistline.
  • ?; (noun, nominal) late Middle English shrugge a tug, pull, derivative of the verb, verbal
  • (verb, verbal) Middle English schruggen to shudder, shrug 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
shrug /ʃrʌɡ/ vb (shrugs, shrugging, shrugged)
  1. to draw up and drop (the shoulders) abruptly in a gesture expressing indifference, contempt, ignorance, etc
  1. the gesture so made
Etymology: 14th Century: of uncertain origin
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