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Synonyms for shrugʃrʌg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrug(verb)

    a gesture involving the shoulders

  2. shrug(verb)

    raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation

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  • encongiment d'espatllesCatalan, Valencian
  • pokrčit ramenyCzech
  • skuldertræk, trække på skuldreneDanish
  • Schulterzucken, mit den Schultern zucken, mit den Achseln zucken, AchselzuckenGerman
  • encogimiento de hombros, encogerse de hombrosSpanish
  • olankohautus, kohauttaaFinnish
  • haussement d'épaules, hausser les épaulesFrench
  • crathadh, crathScottish Gaelic
  • stringere le spalle, scrollareItalian
  • 肩を窄める, 肩を竦めるJapanese
  • schouderophalenDutch
  • wzruszyć ramionamiPolish
  • encolhida de ombros, dar de ombros, encolher os ombrosPortuguese
  • пожимание плечами, пожать плечами, пожимать плечамиRussian
  • слијегање раменима, slijeganje ramenima, slegnuti ramenima, слегнути раменимаSerbo-Croatian
  • rycka på axlarna, axelryckningSwedish

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