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Definition of shrug noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually singular] an act of shrugging Andy gave a shrug. “It doesn't matter.”
  2. 2a very short women's sweater or jacket that is open at the front and usually has sleeves made from the same piece as the back and front The shrug offers a fashionable layer of extra warmth. You can wear a shrug to keep your shoulders warm. a shrug cardigan
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