how to pronounce shrug


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shrug is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of shrug in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to simply shrug it off as price …”

meaning of shrug

Shrug means to move the shoulders up and down in a quick, slight movement.

shrug frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word shrug occurs in english on average 3.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics shrug can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shrug can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to shrug


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