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

Translation of shrug in Spanish:


  • 1 (movement)with a shrug (of her shoulders)
    encogiéndose de hombros
    to give a shrug (of indifference)
    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)
    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 present participle shrugging past tense, past participle shrugged

transitive verb present participle shrugging past tense, past participle shrugged

  • to shrug one's shoulders
    Example sentences
    • It is such a pity that their time and our taxes are being wasted on something which has the majority of our citizens shrugging their shoulder.
    • At the end they didn't actually leave the stage but just stumbled around shrugging their shoulders looking lost.
    • Instead of shrugging his shoulders, he became agitated and a sarcastic torrent of words flew out.

Phrasal verbs

shrug off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
sobreponerse a
hacer caso omiso de
no dejarse afectar por
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