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shirked

verb
past tense of shirk

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1 to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery
  • you always try to shirk paying your fair share of the bill by claiming you "forgot" your wallet

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2 to leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness
  • a deadbeat who has been shirking his duty to his family for years

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3 to move about in a sly or secret manner
  • given the multitude of auditoriums at the multiplex, it's not too difficult for underaged kids to shirk into R-rated movies

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“Shirked.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shirked. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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