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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.