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shrug

Pronunciation: /ʃrʌg/

Translation of shrug in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (movement) with a shrug (of her shoulders) encogiéndose de hombros to give a shrug (of indifference) encogerse* de hombros (con indiferencia)
    Example sentences
    • What was anticipated as a big fat Greek embrace turned instead into a casual shrug of the shoulders.
    • Any restaurant that gets a shrug of the shoulders and a hand waving in the manner of an umpire should consider it a moral victory.
    • There is no outrage, just a shrug of the shoulders.
  • 2 [Clothing/Indumentaria] bolero (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Also key is quirky detail: a velvet ribbon tied at the waist of a jacket; a fur shrug worn over a sloppy knit; a brooch or a corsage fastening a cardigan.
    • Real or faux fur, shrugs, stoles or capelets are also great alternatives.
    • Also a light brown camisole tank top, and a short white sweater shrug that had a chocolate brown colored tie in the front.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-gg-)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)

Phrasal verbs

shrug off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[misfortune/disappointment] superar, sobreponerse* a; [criticism] hacer* caso omiso de, no dejarse afectar por

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