Definition of Shrug off

1. Verb. Minimize the importance of, brush aside. "Jane shrugged off the news that her stock had fallen 3 points"




Definition of Shrug off

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To ignore or disregard; to be indifferent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shrug Off

shrubbiness
shrubbing
shrubby
shrubby St John's wort
shrubby penstemon
shrubland
shrublands
shrubless
shrublet
shrublike
shrubs
shrubsteppe
shrubsteppes
shruff
shrug
shrug off (current term)
shrugged
shrugging
shruggingly
shrugs
shrunk
shrunken
shtchi
shtchis
shtetel
shtetels
shtetl
shtetlach
shtetls
shtick

Literary usage of Shrug off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Shape of the New Europe by Gregory F. Treverton (1992)
"The same relationship has also enabled Delors to shrug off the disadvantages of being the French president's nominee. ..."

2. Capital (1888)
"The free society urged by our founding fathers has to shrug off the chains that bind it. Rapid economic growth has to be the guiding light of all our ..."

3. My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World by Julian Dibbell (1998)
"It was a foolish thought, of course, and easy to shrug off. Less easily dismissed, though, was my growing conviction that the fractured state of my ..."

4. Ill-Equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness by Sasha Abramsky (2003)
"... again was able to shrug off their attempts without attacking them, and walked away from the guards as the second round was fired directly at the ..."

5. Passages in Foreign Travel by Isaac Appleton Jewett (1838)
"They both take snuff, and thereupon resuming their promenade, shrug off their feelings and conclusions at least six times. ..."

6. How to Make Insurance Companies Pay Your Claims by William M. Shernoff (1990)
"... her words should be a warning to anyone who is tempted, through ignorance or inertia, to shrug off a seemingly unfair settlement. ..."

7. Love Without Limit: A Personal Journey To The Heart Of God by Walter E. Williams (2004)
"... some people who seem able to shrug off insults, with no thought or malice. What is their secret? l think it is self-esteem. A person with a strong, ..."

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