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Word: shirk

Definition: avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger


Sentences Containing 'shirk'

But next morning I perceived clearly enough that my curiosity regarding the Palace of Green Porcelain was a piece of self-deception, to enable me to shirk, by another day, an experience I dreaded.
Hobbs was married in 1928 to Edna Shirk.
Shirk, George H.; "Oklahoma Place Names"; University of Oklahoma Press; Norman, Oklahoma; 1987: ISBN 0-8061-2028-2 . Mercer, Robert R.; photojournalist chair, journalism department, Cypress College, Cypress, CA
The gallant combatant came well primed by his master the duke as to how he was to bear himself against the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha; being warned that he must on no account slay him, but strive to shirk the first encounter so as to avoid the risk of killing him, as he was sure to do if he met him full tilt.

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