Definition of すくめる

すくめるsukumeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to shrug (shoulders); to duck (head); to draw back (body)

Example Sentences

In North America when a person shrugs his shoulders it means "I don't know".
Tom shrugged his shoulders.

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