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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “shrug”

shrug

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ʃrʌɡ/ (-gg-)
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。
Gestures with the head or shoulders
(Definition of shrug verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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