shrug

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
shrug

Third person singular
shrugs

Simple past
shruged

Past participle
shruged

Present participle
shrugging

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you shrug your shoulders, you raise and then lower them in order to say you do not know or are not interested.
    Where's Dad?" "How should I know?" replied my brother, shrugging.

Noun[change]

Singular
shrug

Plural
shrugs

  1. (countable) A shrug is the action of raising your shoulders and then lowering them in order to say you don't know or are not interested.
    Liam responded with an uninterested shrug.