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Synonyms for shirk
ʃɜrkshirk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrickverb

    avoid (one's assigned duties)

    "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"

    Synonyms:
    monkey, con, play, rook, tinker, bunco, swindle, shrink from, toy, tamper, nobble, gyp, goldbrick, victimize, scam, fiddle, hornswoggle, diddle, gip, short-change, defraud, mulct

  2. shirkverb

    avoid dealing with

    "She shirks her duties"

    Synonyms:
    shrink from, goldbrick, fiddle

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  1. shirkverb

    Synonyms:
    avoid (in a mean way), evade, get off from

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shirkverb

    Synonyms:
    avoid, evade, neglect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shirk":

    evade, escape, circumvent, avoid, elude

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How to use shirk in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    In the private sector company, 5% of workforce actually work but they have to keep changing workplace to get some salary raise. 90% of employees basically shirk their responsibility with many even snatch the credit of other's duty and they regularly get increment & occasionally promotion. Balance 5% are mentally jerk whose job is only to play office politics & promote sycophancy to make sincere workers’ life miserable and they get big fat remuneration, timely promotion, high perks and can be spotted often enjoying, gossiping, travelling, going places for sight-seeing, fine-dining, wining and partying.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    These efforts to shirk U.S. tax obligations leave American taxpayers holding the bag while corporations juice more revenues and profits , i have a detailed and targeted plan to immediately put a stop to inversions and invest in the U.S., block deals like Johnson Controls and Tyco, and place an 'exit tax' on corporations that leave the country to lower their tax bill.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may.

  4. Nadiya Savchenko:

    One gets the impression that lawmakers are like lazy schoolchildren who shirk their work.

  5. Ken Paxton:

    I will continue to tirelessly defend the integrity and security of our elections and hold accountable those who shirk established election law for their own convenience.


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