shrug off
transitive verb Date: 1902 1. to shake off <
shrugging off sleep
>
2. to brush aside ; minimize <
shrugs off the problem
>
3. to remove (a garment) by wriggling out

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shrug off — shrug (something) off to act as if something is unimportant or not a problem. Although constantly troubled by a lack of money, he was able to shrug it off with a joke. The runner has been trying hard to shrug off a back injury that doesn t seem… …   New idioms dictionary

  • shrug off — shrug off, v. t. To ignore; to disregard; to brush aside; to minimize[2] the effects of; as, to shrug off predictions of disaster. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrug\ off — • shrug off • shrug away v To act as if you are not interested and do not care about something; not mind; not let yourself be bothered or hurt by. Alan shrugged off our questions; he would not tell us what had happened. Muriel shrugged away every …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shrug off — index ignore Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • shrug off — verb minimize the importance of, brush aside (Freq. 1) Jane shrugged off the news that her stock had fallen 3 points • Hypernyms: ↑dismiss, ↑disregard, ↑brush aside, ↑brush off, ↑discount, ↑push aside, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrug off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms shrug off : present tense I/you/we/they shrug off he/she/it shrugs off present participle shrugging off past tense shrugged off past participle shrugged off 1) to show that something does not worry or upset… …   English dictionary

  • shrug off — phr verb Shrug off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑coat, ↑jacket …   Collocations dictionary

  • shrug off — not be bothered or hurt by something, disregard She is a little mean but we always just shrug off her comments …   Idioms and examples

  • shrug off — PHRASAL VERB If you shrug something off, you ignore it or treat it as if it is not really important or serious. [V P n (not pron)] He shrugged off the criticism... [V n P] He just laughed and shrugged it off …   English dictionary

  • shrug off — or[shrug away] {v.} To act as if you are not interested and do not care about something; not mind; not let yourself be bothered or hurt by. * /Alan shrugged off our questions; he would not tell us what had happened./ * /Muriel shrugged away every …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shrug off — or[shrug away] {v.} To act as if you are not interested and do not care about something; not mind; not let yourself be bothered or hurt by. * /Alan shrugged off our questions; he would not tell us what had happened./ * /Muriel shrugged away every …   Dictionary of American idioms

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