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Definition of goldbrick verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

goldbrick

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊldbrɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊldbrɪk//
 
[intransitive] (US English, informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they goldbrick
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊldbrɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊldbrɪk//
 
he / she / it goldbricks
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊldbrɪks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊldbrɪks//
 
past simple goldbricked
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊldbrɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊldbrɪkt//
 
past participle goldbricked
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊldbrɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊldbrɪkt//
 
-ing form goldbricking
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊldbrɪkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊldbrɪkɪŋ//
 
 
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to be lazy and try to avoid work by pretending to be ill/sick Some people are goldbricking on the job.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: goldbrick