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English verb: shrug off

1. shrug off (communication) minimize the importance of, brush aside

SamplesJane shrugged off the news that her stock had fallen 3 points.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside

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