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shrug 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/SHrəg/,
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shrugs, 3rd person singular present; shrugged, past tense; shrugged, past participle; shrugging, present participle;
  1. Raise (one's shoulders) slightly and momentarily to express doubt, ignorance, or indifference
    • - Jimmy looked inquiringly at Pete, who shrugged his shoulders
    • - he just shrugged and didn't look interested
  2. Dismiss something as unimportant
    • - the managing director shrugged off the criticism
Noun
  1. An act or instance of shrugging one's shoulders
    • - she gave him a dismissive shrug
  2. A woman's close-fitting cardigan or jacket, cut short at the front and back so that only the arms and shoulders are covered


  1. raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation
  2. a gesture involving the shoulders
  3. A shrug is a form of nonverbal communication that is performed by lifting both shoulders up, and is an indication of an individual either not knowing an answer to a question, or not caring about a result. It can also be used when someone is simply ignoring the person's question. ...
  4. Shrug were a three-piece alternative rock band from Northern Ireland formed by students Gary Lightbody, Mark McClelland and Michael Morrison in September 1994 while in their first year at the University of Dundee.
  5. A shrug is a cropped, cardigan-like garment with short or long sleeves, typically knitted. Generally, a shrug covers less of the body than a vest would, but it is more tailored than a shawl. Shrugs are typically worn as the outermost layer of an outfit, with a full shirt or tank top beneath.
  6. Shrugged is an upcoming comic series being published by Aspen MLT, publishers of Soulfire and Fathom. It is written by Aspen founder Michael Turner and vice president Frank Mastromauro and drawn by Aspen artist Micah Gunnell.
  7. (shrugs) an exercise where the shoulder girdle is elevated and depressed to strengthen the upper trapezius muscle.
  8. (Shrugs) This exercise works the traps. You can either use a barbell or two dumbbells. While keeping your arms completely straight and your legs in a comfortable position, lower and raise your shoulder as far as you can. This is a very easy exercise to execute.
  9. A woman's small, waist-length or shorter jacket.
  10. A woman’s small short jacket or sweater.
  11. used rarely to signal a shoulder-lifting action (Queen and Concubine, 361), mostly in particular contexts, as when it accompanies "just here . . . ...
  12. A small jacket that covers only the shoulders and a small portion of the bust.
  13. pulling the arms and shoulders in, so that the tackler loses grip
  14. A sweater, usually of shrunken proportions worn as a layering piece. Recent styles almost look like they are made of sleeves only.
  15. with a weight in each hand and the arms hanging loose, lift (shrug) both shoulders and lower