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  1. shrugverb

    a gesture involving the shoulders

  2. shrugverb

    raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation

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  1. Tom Porcelli:

    For even those folks that have been doubters about it, this has to pull them to the other side in terms of that conversation, one number in and of itself will not dictate if a hike happens or not, but a number like this is hard to shrug off.

  2. Kurt Busch:

    We’re racing with Michael Jordan type of spirit, when we just missed out on pole position at Loudon [ New Hampshire ], Jeff Robinson texted me with the [ shrug ] emoji of ‘ Why ’d you choke ? What ’d you do wrong ? I thought you had it.'.

  3. Colin Moore:

    It's not as if people in Hawaii have a clear idea of what Tulsi Gabbard wants, everyone greets it with the same shoulder shrug. We don't know.

  4. Larry Sabato:

    This is a shrug of the shoulders.

  5. Jonathan Swift:

    Nor do they trust their tongue alone, but speak a language of their own; can read a nod, a shrug, a look, far better than a printed book; convey a libel in a frown, and wink a reputation down.

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  • هز كتفيهArabic
  • encongiment d'espatllesCatalan, Valencian
  • pokrčit ramenyCzech
  • trække på skuldrene, skuldertrækDanish
  • mit den Schultern zucken, mit den Achseln zucken, Achselzucken, SchulterzuckenGerman
  • encogimiento de hombros, encogerse de hombrosSpanish
  • kohauttaa, olankohautusFinnish
  • hausser les épaules, haussement d'épaulesFrench
  • crath, crathadhScottish Gaelic
  • scrollare, stringere le spalleItalian
  • 肩を竦める, 肩を窄めるJapanese
  • schouderophalenDutch
  • wzruszyć ramionamiPolish
  • encolher os ombros, dar de ombros, encolhida de ombrosPortuguese
  • пожимать плечами, пожать плечами, пожимание плечамиRussian
  • слегнути раменима, slegnuti ramenima, slijeganje ramenima, слијегање раменимаSerbo-Croatian
  • rycka på axlarna, axelryckningSwedish
  • தோள்கள்Tamil
  • ยักThai
  • omuz silkmekTurkish
  • 耸耸肩Chinese

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