to evade (work, duty, responsibility, etc.).
to evade work, duty, etc.
- un·shirked, adjective
- un·shirk·ing, adjective
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How to use shirk in a sentence
Effortlessly shirking the corruption scandal, Rangel remained king for the night.
What are some of the responsibilities that maybe Google or Facebook or companies such as this have been shirking?The Internet Won’t Save Us: Evgeny Morozov’s Stand Against Technology Solutionism | Robert Herritt | March 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The biggest pre-election issue, Haredi sponging and shirking of military service, was captured by Yair Lapid.
"Netanyahu is scared, fickle and shirking responsibility," Diskin says in the interview.
Foreplay-shirking leads to the dissatisfaction of one partner, leading to less sex and potentially a breakup of the team.Dr. Ruth Westheimer: What Jeremy Lin, Basketball Teach Us About Sex | Dr. Ruth Westheimer | February 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
This result comes only to those who carry out all the directions with genuine alacrity—not shirking one of them.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Neither would stoop to stinting or to shirking, neither would give the other an inch of ground for complaint.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
It sufficed to dispel my horror of a system from which I had an instinctive shirking.
He'll go on shirking just the way he's begun if I give him the chance.The Opened Shutters | Clara Louise Burnham
And in some cases he found them shirking their duties, and asking permission to return 261to England on trivial pleas.
British Dictionary definitions for shirk (1 of 2)
to avoid discharging (work, a duty, etc); evade
a person who shirks
British Dictionary definitions for shirk (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
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