Definition of shirk verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

shirk

 verb
verb
NAmE//ʃərk//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shirk
 
he / she / it shirks
 
past simple shirked
 
-ing form shirking
 
 
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to avoid doing something you should do, especially because you are too lazy Discipline in the company was strict and no one shirked. shirk from something/doing something He has never shirked from taking on the big issues. shirk something/doing something She never shirked her responsibilities.
 
noun There is no room in our organization for shirkers.
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