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Meaning of SHRUG

Pronunciation:  shrug

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
  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.
                                                   --Addison.
    
    
  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.
    
    
 

 

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