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British English: /ʃrʌɡ/
American English: /ʃrəɡ/

Translation of shrug in German:


  • shrug [of one's or the shoulders]
    Achselzucken Neutr.
    give a shrug [of one's or the shoulders]
    die/mit den Achseln zucken
    give a shrug of resignation/indifference etc.
    resigniert/gleichgültig usw. mit den Achseln zucken

transitive or intransitive verb -gg-

  • shrug [one's shoulders]
    die od. mit den Achseln zucken

Phrasal verbs

shrug off

transitive verb
in den Wind schlagen
shrug something off as unimportant
etwas als unwichtig abtun

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