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 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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