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Definition of Shirk

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evade one's duty, avoid fulfilling a responsibility
Shirk Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.
  
(v. t.)
To avoid; to escape; to neglect; -- implying unfaithfulness or fraud; as, to shirk duty.
  
(v. i.)
To live by shifts and fraud; to shark.
  
(v. i.)
To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away.
  
(n.)
One who lives by shifts and tricks; one who avoids the performance of duty or labor.
  
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shirk
\shirk\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. shirked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. shirking.] [probably the same word as shark. see shark, v. t.]
1. to procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation. you that never heard the call of any vocation, that shirk living from others, but time from yourselves. rainbow.
2. to avoid; to escape; to neglect; -- implying unfaithfulness or fraud; as, to shirk duty. the usual makeshift by which they try to shirk difficulties.
shirk
\shirk\, v. i. 1. to live by shifts and fraud; to shark.
2. to evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away. one of the cities shirked from the league.
shirk
\shirk\, n. one who lives by shifts and tricks; one who avoids the performance of duty or labor.
shirk
v
1. avoid (one's assigned duties); "the derelict soldier shirked his duties" [syn: shrink from, goldbrick]


2. avoid dealing with; "she shirks her duties"

Australian Slang
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WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"
(synonym) fiddle, shrink from, goldbrick
(hypernym) avoid
(hyponym) scrimshank
(derivation) slacker, shirker
2. avoid dealing with; "She shirks her duties"
(hypernym) avoid
Shirk Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Shirk may refer to:
  • Shirk (surname)
  • Shirk (Islam), in Islam, the sin of idolatry or associating beings or things with Allah
  • Shirk, Iran, a village in South Khorasan Province, Iran
  • Shirk-e Sorjeh, a village in South Khorasan Province, Iran
  • "Shirk break", a synonym for coffee break
  • USS Shirk (DD-318), a United States Navy destroyer in service 1921 to 1930

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