verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby shirk
Origin of shirk
OTHER WORDS FROM shirkun·shirked, adjectiveun·shirk·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for shirked
“He did not trust his slaves and regularly complained that they shirked work, stole supplies, and broke tools,” writes Larson.
I shirked duty in pursuit of a good sleep, incurring her wrath this morning.
Beyer grew up in New York City, but she may have shirked any remnants of the accent after moving to Maryland.
Over the past twenty years, in short, the state of Israel has shirked its responsibilities.Seeing It For Myself: Injustice In The South Hebron Hills|Rachel Cohen|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If he had been alive I am certain he would not have shirked his duty.Yule Logs|Various
Not one was shirked, though their delivery, before a large audience, was a most exhausting duty.Character|Samuel Smiles
She had not shirked her duty, she was safe from temptation, and she had after all a sincere, half-pitying tenderness for the man.The Long Portage|Harold Bindloss
I've done my work here on this farm, an' I haven't ever shirked.Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
John Ellwell shirked then; it was not much to do to go to the front.The Man Who Wins|Robert Herrick
British Dictionary definitions for shirked (1 of 2)
noun Also: shirker
Word Origin for shirk
British Dictionary definitions for shirked (2 of 2)
- the fundamental sin of regarding anything as equal to Allah
- any belief that is considered to be in opposition to Allah and Islam