Simple Definition of shirk
: to avoid doing something that you are supposed to do
Examples of shirk
He's too conscientious to shirk his duty.
He never shirked from doing his duty.
They did their duty without shirking or complaining.
Origin of shirk
First Known Use: 1681
SHIRK Defined for Kids
Definition of shirk
: to avoid doing something especially because of laziness, fear, or dislike <Don't shirk your chores.>
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