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Shrug vs. Sprug

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Shrugnoun

A lifting of the shoulders to signal indifference.

β€˜He dismissed my comment with a shrug.’;

Sprugverb

To make smart.

Shrugnoun

A cropped, cardigan-like garment with short or long sleeves, typically knitted.

Sprugverb

To make smart.

Shrugverb

(ambitransitive) To raise (the shoulders) to express uncertainty, lack of concern, (formerly) dread, etc.

β€˜I asked him for an answer and he just shrugged.’; β€˜When he saw the problem, he just shrugged and started fixing it.’;

Shrugverb

To draw up or contract (the shoulders), especially by way of expressing doubt, indifference, dislike, dread, or the like.

β€˜He shrugs his shoulders when you talk of securities.’;

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Shrugverb

To raise or draw up the shoulders, as in expressing doubt, indifference, dislike, dread, or the like.

β€˜They grin, they shrug.They bow, they snarl, they snatch, they hug.’;

Shrugnoun

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.

β€˜On Sept. 23, in a major speech in New York, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commision, Arthur Levitt asked the Big Board to spike the rule [Rule 390] in the interest of free and unfettered markets. . . . Mr. Grasso responded with a shrug, saying that he had no plans to kill the rule.’; β€˜The Spaniards talk in dialoguesOf heads and shoulders, nods and shrugs.’;

Shrugnoun

a gesture involving the shoulders

Shrugverb

raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation

Shrug

A shrug is a gesture performed by raising both shoulders, and is a representation of an individual either being indifferent about something or not knowing an answer to a question. A shrug is an emblem, meaning that it integrates the vocabulary of only certain cultures and may be used in place of words.

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