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shirk

verb \ˈshərk\

: to avoid doing something that you are supposed to do

Full Definition of SHIRK

intransitive verb
1
:  to go stealthily :  sneak
2
:  to evade the performance of an obligation
transitive verb
:  avoid, evade <shirk one's duty>
shirk·er noun
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Examples of SHIRK

  1. He's too conscientious to shirk his duty.
  2. He never shirked from doing his duty.
  3. They did their duty without shirking or complaining.

Origin of SHIRK

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1681
SHIRK Defined for Kids

shirk

verb \ˈshərk\
shirkedshirk·ing

Definition of SHIRK for Kids

:  to avoid doing something especially because of laziness, fear, or dislike <Don't shirk your chores.>

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