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Shrug


SHRUG, verb intransitive To raise or draw up the shoulders, as in expressing horror or dissatisfaction.

They grin, they shrug,

They bow, they snarl, they scratch, they hug. Swift.

SHRUG, noun A drawing up of the shoulders; a motion usually expressing dislike.

The Spaniards talk in dialogues

Of heads and shoulders, nods and shrugs. Hudibras.