shrugverb [ I or T ]us uk /ʃrʌɡ/ -gg-
He shrugged his shoulders as if to say that there was nothing he could do about it.
- 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.