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English definition of “shirk”

shirk

verb [I or T]     /ʃɜːk/ US  /ʃɝːk/ disapproving
to avoid work , duties , or responsibilities , especially if they are difficult or unpleasant : If you shirk your responsibilities / duties now, the situation will be much harder to deal with next month . I shall not shirk from my obligations .Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
(Definition of shirk verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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