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Example Sentences for "shrug"

When I asked him what the matter was, he just shrugged and looked awayThe young boy shrugged when his teacher asked him why he hadn't done his homework.

When I asked him what the matter was, he just shrugged and looked away.

The little girl shrugged her shoulders when her mother asked her if anything was wrong.

I apologized to my boss for missing the meeting, but he just smiled and shrugged it off.

The boy gave an apologetic shrug, but said nothing.

She thought for a moment, and then turned away with a shrug.

Karla shrugged off her blouse, and unfastened her bra.

The player shrugged off suggestions that injuries had affected his play.

A shrug of the shoulders was all that we got from him.

The Prime Minister is trying to shrug off suggestions from his Cabinet that he step down, and let someone younger take over.

The little girl wiped the tears from her eyes, and shrugged when the teacher asked her if she had any friends in the class.

He wouldn't give me a real answer to my question; he just shrugged his shoulders as if he didn't know what to say.

He gave a little shrug to show he didn't care and then walked away.

She responded to the question with a shrug of the shoulders.

Discussion question: What does a shoulder shrug mean in your culture? How is body language different in your culture?

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