Word:

Shrug

Pronunciation: shrŭg
v. t.1.To draw up or contract (the shoulders), especially by way of expressing doubt, indifference, dislike, dread, or the like.
[imp. & p. p. Shrugged (shrŭgd); p. pr. & vb. n. Shrugging (shrŭg"gĭng).]
v. i.1.To raise or draw up the shoulders, as in expressing doubt, indifference, dislike, dread, or the like.
They grin, they shrug.
They bow, they snarl, they snatch, they hug.
- Swift.
n.1.A gesture consisting of drawing up the shoulders, - a motion usually expressing doubt, indifference, or dislike; - it is sometimes accompanied by a slight turning of the hands outward or upward. Such a gesture may be made, as in answering "who knows" to a question, suggesting utter ignorance of an answer and a disinclination to pursue the topic further.
Noun1.shrug - a gesture involving the shoulders
Verb1.shrug - raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation
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