Meaning of shrug

shrug

Pronunciation: (shrug), [key]
— v., n. shrugged, shrug•ging,
—v.t.
  1. to raise and contract (the shoulders), expressing indifference, disdain, etc.
—v.i.
  1. to raise and contract the shoulders.
  2. to shrug off an insult.
    1. to disregard; minimize:to shrug off an insult.
    2. to rid oneself of:to shrug off the effects of a drug.
—n.
  1. the movement of raising and contracting the shoulders.
  2. a short sweater or jacket that ends above or at the waistline.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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