shrug n : a gesture involving the shoulders v : raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation [also: shrugging, shrugged]
- Rhymes: -ʌɡ
To shrug one's shoulders
- Italian: stringere le spalle
- Spanish: encoger los hombros
to raise the shoulders to express a lack of knowledge or certainty
- Czech: pokrčit rameny
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 may be accentuated with raised eyebrows and/or an exaggerated frown.
- Shoulder shrug, a weight training exercise.
- Shrug (clothing), an article of clothing.
- Shrughttp://www.natepritts.com, a collection of poetry by Nate Pritts.
shrug in German: Achselzucken
accept, bearing, beck, beckon, body language, carriage, charade, chironomy, condone, countenance, dactylology, deaf-and-dumb alphabet, dumb show, gesticulate, gesticulation, gesture, gesture language, grin and abide, hand signal, kinesics, let go by, let pass, mime, motion, motion to, movement, obey, overlook, pantomime, poise, pose, posture, rise above, saw the air, shrug it off, shrug the shoulders, sign language, stance, submit to, wave the arms, yield to