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  • v. Present participle of shrug.


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  • As for kids shrugging them off I said *shrugging* John, they still remember them from all the interviews I’ve heard.

    Mark Foley’s Upcoming Personal Disclosures « Whatever

  • Instead releasing everything at Christmas, then walking away from a title shrugging there shoulders wondering why there game hasn't sold as well as they thought, when they've released it the same time as a dozen other decent titles.


  • So Mr. Burnett is not being delusional in shrugging off the hysteria surrounding his start.

    With A.J. Signing, Yankees Can't Avoid the Consequences

  • Some departments hastily and explicitly school impressionable reporters in shrugging off scoops by other news organizations, with the reassuring but dangerously outmoded Times maxim "It's not news until we say it's news."

    My Times

  • COOPER: It's interesting though, the Obama administration was kind of shrugging this thing off as last year's business.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2009

  • The Obama administration was kind of shrugging this thing off as last year's business.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2009

  • And that of course is what's leaving investors kind of shrugging their shoulders what are we doing today.

    CNN Transcript Jun 27, 2008

  • In any case, this book suggested that one aspect of resilience among many was being the tiniest bit sociopathic, in that the resilient child could move on successfully from trauma by kind of shrugging off and forgetting about the experience and not being stuck in a place of dehabilitating anxiety.

    Firedoglake » May Is National Foster Care Month…

  • A guess Despite it being limited per-player to once every three hours, there are no global limits on them, and nowadays it's not uncommon to see four or five of these going off in the space of twenty minutes, falling like angry rain, and eventually, you develop a kind of shrugging fatalism to them, and just bounce back up and carry on regardless.


  • But the final scene, in hell, is pure Robert McKimson, with Daffy doing the nonchalant "shrugging" gesture that McKimson was so fond of:

    Archive 2006-02-01


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