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English definition of “shirk”

shirk

verb [I or T] uk   /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 from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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