HyperDic: shirk

English > 2 senses of the word shirk:
VERBsocialshirk, fiddle, shrink from, goldbrickavoid (one's assigned duties)
communicationshirkavoid / avoid dealing with
shirk > pronunciation
Rhymesartwork ... work: 53 rhymes with erk...
English > shirk: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningavoid (one's assigned duties).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The derelict soldier shirked his duties"
Synonymsfiddle, shrink from, goldbrick
Narrowermalinger, skulkavoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
scrimshank(British military language) avoid work
slackavoid responsibilities and work, be idle
BroaderavoidRefrain from doing something
Spanishcorrer, eludir, esquivar, evadir
Nounsshirkera person who shirks / shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
shirkingthe evasion of work or duty
English > shirk: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningavoid / avoid dealing with.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"She shirks her duties"
BroaderavoidStay clear from
Spanishgandulear, haraganear

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