shrug off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyshrug off
he/she/itshrugs off
present participleshrugging off
past tenseshrugged off
past participleshrugged off
  1. 1
    to show that something does not worry or upset you

    They’ve clearly shrugged off the disappointment of last week’s defeat.

  2. 2
    to deal with something easily and successfully

    She won’t shrug off this latest attack quite so well.

  3. 3
    to remove clothes by shaking them off your body
See also main entry: shrug