verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of shirk
Related formsun·shirked, adjectiveun·shirk·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for shirking
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|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.
It seems others have to pick up the slack you create in shirking existing obligations.
Yet if, after all this expenditure of words, you still think I am shirking—well, I am sorry.A Hilltop on the Marne|Mildred Aldrich
It is not a refuge from duty, or a shirking of it; it is the renewal of power to meet one's duty and do it.The Optimist's Good Morning|Florence Hobart Perin
It is not in the least "probable," as Helbig suggests, that the artist is shirking the trouble of drawing the figure.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
There is no justification for such conduct, and it becomes a facile way for shirking duty, and evading responsibility.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
Yet future investigations may not associate these robust and warlike tribes with the weak, shirking Negritos.Negritos of Zambales|William Allan Reed
British Dictionary definitions for shirking (1 of 2)
noun Also: shirker
Word Origin for shirk
British Dictionary definitions for shirking (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