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shirk

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verb \ˈshərk\

Simple Definition of shirk

  • : to avoid doing something that you are supposed to do

Full Definition of shirk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to go stealthily :  sneak

  3. 2 :  to evade the performance of an obligation

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  avoid, evade <shirk one's duty>

shirk·er noun

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

Rhymes with shirk



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