Definition of Shrugging

1. Verb. (present participle of shrug) ¹



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Definition of Shrugging

1. shrug [v] - See also: shrug

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shrugging

shrubby
shrubby St John's wort
shrubby penstemon
shrubland
shrublands
shrubless
shrublet
shrublike
shrubs
shrubsteppe
shrubsteppes
shruff
shrug
shrug off
shrugged
shrugging (current term)
shruggingly
shrugs
shrunk
shrunken
shtchi
shtchis
shtetel
shtetels
shtetl
shtetlach
shtetls
shtick
shtickier
shtickiest

Literary usage of Shrugging

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1. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1872)
"Helplessness or impotence—Patience—Obstinacy— shrugging the shoulders common to most of the races of man— Signs of affirmation and negation. ..."

2. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1913)
"Helplessness or impotence —Patience—Obstinacy—shrugging the shoulders common to most of the races of man—Signs of affirmation and negation. ..."

3. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1886)
"Helplessness or impotence—Patience—Obstinacy— shrugging the shoulders common to most of the races of man— Signs of affirmation and negation. ..."

4. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2005)
""Plenty of other bars in the Market," Link said, shrugging his newly broad shoulders elaborately. Trey was the kid who'd known her brother since third grade ..."

5. The Mind of the Child: Observations Concerning the Mental Development of the by William T. Preyer (1898)
"... crying and wrinkling of the forehead, shaking the head and nodding, shrugging the shoulders, and begging with the hands, as well as pointing. 1. ..."

6. The Mind of the Child: Observations Concerning the Mental Development of the by William T. Preyer (1895)
"... crying and wrinkling of the forehead, shaking the head and nodding, shrugging the shoulders, and begging with the hands, as well as pointing. 1. ..."

7. The Mind of the Child: ... Observations Concerning the Mental Development of by William T. Preyer, Henry W.. Brown (1890)
"... crying and wrinkling of the forehead, shaking the head and nodding, shrugging the shoulders, and begging with the hands, as well as pointing. 1. ..."

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