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Meaning of SHRUG

Pronunciation:  shrug

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a gesture involving the shoulders
  2. [v]  raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation

SHRUG is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: gesticulate, gesture, gesture, motion, motion, shrug off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shrug\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shrugged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Shrugging}.] [Probably akin to shrink, p. p. shrunk; cf.
    Dan. skrugge, skrukke, to stoop, dial. Sw. skrukka, skruga,
    to crouch.]
    To draw up or contract (the shoulders), especially by way of
    expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the like.
          He shrugs his shoulders when you talk of securities.
  2. \Shrug\, v. i.
    To raise or draw up the shoulders, as in expressing dislike,
    dread, doubt, or the like.
          They grin, they shrug. They bow, they snarl, they
          snatch, they hug.                        --Swift.
  3. \Shrug\, n.
    A drawing up of the shoulders, -- a motion usually expressing
    dislike, dread, or doubt.
          The Spaniards talk in dialogues Of heads and shoulders,
          nods and shrugs.                         --Hudibras.