shrug off

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Verb[edit]

to shrug off (third-person singular simple present shrugs off, present participle shrugging off, simple past and past participle shrugged off)

  1. (idiomatic) To ignore or disregard; to be indifferent.
    He shrugged off the insults and proceeded despite them.
    • 2011 December 21, Tom Rostance, “Fulham 0 - 5 Man Utd”, BBC Sport:
      Manchester United shrugged off injuries to Phil Jones and Ashley Young to thrash a lifeless Fulham side.