Translation of "shrug" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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shrugverb [ I or T ]

us uk /ʃrʌɡ/ -gg-

C2 to raise your shoulders and then lower them in order to say you do not know or are not interested

(表示不知道或不感興趣)聳(肩)
"Where's Dad?" "How should I know?" replied my brother, shrugging. 「爸爸在哪裡?」「我怎麽知道?」哥哥聳了聳肩,答道。
He shrugged his shoulders as if to say that there was nothing he could do about it. 他聳了聳肩,好像在說他對此無能爲力。
figurative Thousands of people are starving to death while the world shrugs its shoulders (= shows no interest or care). 成千上萬的人瀕於餓死,世人卻無動於衷。

More examples

  • She shrugged indifferently.
  • In reply to their questions, she just shrugged.
  • He shrugged and looked resigned.
  • You can't just shrug your shoulders and do nothing about the situation!
  • "What shall we do?" "Don't ask me," she said, shrugging her shoulders.

Phrasal verb(s)

shrugnoun [ C ]

us uk /ʃrʌɡ/

shrug noun [ C ] (SHOULDER MOVEMENT)

the action of raising and lowering your shoulders to express something

聳肩
"I'm afraid there's nothing I can do about your problem," she said with a shrug. 「恐怕我對你的問題無能爲力,」她聳了聳肩說道。
"Well, I guess we'll just have to do what he says," said Kim with a shrug of resignation. 「哦,我想我們只能按他說的去做,」金說著,無可奈何地聳了聳肩。

shrug noun [ C ] (CLOTHES)

a short cardigan for women

(女式)短套領衫(一種女式短羊毛衫)

(Translation of “shrug” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)