shirking

present participle of shirk
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as in neglecting
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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as in sneaking
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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“Shirking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shirking. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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