[ verb ] raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation

Used in print

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

Scotty shrugged slightly .

(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)

Andrei shrugged .

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gesticulate shrug_off

[ noun ] a gesture involving the shoulders

Used in print

(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)

Shrugs met that , from room_clerks , from bellhops .

Shrugs met that .

(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)

Then , with a shrug of pretended indifference , she took a compact from her purse and went_through_the_motions of fixing her make-up .

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