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