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shirk

shirk

 
pronunciation:
shuhrk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shirked, shirking, shirks
definition: to escape from or avoid doing (one's work or duty).
synonyms:
evade, neglect, slack
antonyms:
meet
similar words:
avoid, default, dodge, duck, escape, eschew, ignore, shun
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to avoid doing one's work or duty.
synonyms:
default, evade, sidestep
similar words:
balk, cop out, dodge, duck, escape, malinger, skip
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derivation: shirker (n.)