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English definition of “shrug”

shrug

verb [I or T]     /ʃrʌɡ/ (-gg-)
C2 to raise your shoulders and then lower them in order to say you do not know or are not interested: "Where's Dad?" "How should I know?" replied my brother, shrugging. He shrugged his shoulders as if to say that there was nothing he could do about it.figurative Thousands of people are starving to death while the world shrugs its shoulders (= shows no interest or care).Gestures with the head or shoulders
(Definition of shrug verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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