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Synonyms for shirk
ʃɜrk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrick(verb)

    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. shirk(verb)

    avoid dealing with

    "She shirks her duties"

    Synonyms:
    shrink from, goldbrick, fiddle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shirk(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shirk(v)

    Synonyms:
    avoid, evade, neglect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    evade, escape, circumvent, avoid, elude

How to pronounce shirk?

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How to say shirk in sign language?

  1. shirk

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How to use shirk in a sentence?

  1. Spokeswoman Priyanka Mantha:

    I loaned my campaign money because we were in a startup phase. As the campaign pays me back, I’m applying those dollars to take care of my debt to my obligations, managing your finances doesn’t mean you don’t have debt. It means that you never shirk your responsibilities, and you meet your obligations.

  2. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang:

    They have only one objective : to try to shirk responsibility for their own epidemic and prevention and control measures and divert public attention.

  3. Rahm Emanuel:

    I'm responsible. I don't shirk that responsibility.

  4. Scott Swift:

    Put simply, we will continue to exercise freedom of the seas for all nations, because we know from painful past experience, to shirk this responsibility and obligation, puts much more at risk than any one nation's maritime interests.

  5. 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.


Translations for shirk

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • drückenGerman
  • evadir, correrSpanish
  • pinnataFinnish
  • éviter, esquirer, esquiverFrench
  • koma sér undanIcelandic
  • scansare, sottrarsi, dare bucaItalian
  • თავს არიდებსGeorgian
  • zich drukken, zijn plicht ontlopenDutch
  • бездельничать, лодырничать, увиливать, уклоняться, сачковатьRussian
  • smita från, undvikaSwedish

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