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Definition of goldbrick verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

goldbrick

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɡoʊldbrɪk//
 
[intransitive] (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they goldbrick
 
he / she / it goldbricks
 
past simple goldbricked
 
-ing form goldbricking
 
 
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to be lazy and try to avoid work by pretending to be sick Some people are goldbricking on the job.
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