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Present participle for to avoid or get out of a responsibility
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“He did not wish to shirk his duties. As commander of the clan's warriors, his place was at his chieftain's back during his official meetings.”
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Present participle for to not perform or attend to one's duties or responsibilities as expected
“If the firm were to hire a worker at a lower wage, it would be in the worker's interest to shirk on the job.”
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Present participle for to move out of the way of something
“But when it comes to throwing herself into the fray, she does not shirk the blows.”
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Present participle for to suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
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Present participle for to sneak about furtively
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Present participle for to dodge something, such as a question, task or duty
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Present participle for to fail to care for or pay attention to
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Present participle for to procrastinate or be lazy, especially with work or responsibilities
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Present participle for to fail to do something because of cowardice
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Present participle for to disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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Present participle for to fail to fulfill an obligation or payment
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Present participle for to move aside or to and fro in a sudden or quick manner
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Present participle for to conceal the truth by giving equivocal answers
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Present participle for to pass or spend (time) in idleness
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Present participle for to engage in leisurely or unproductive activities
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Present participle for to act or move slowly or lazily
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The action of evading something
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A failure to do something that is expected or required
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Habitual laziness or sloth
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The act of shirking from responsibilities and duties, especially from attending school
Adjective
Ostensibly employed, but wasting time
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Characterized by laziness, indolence, and a lack of ambition
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