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Noun: shirking  shur-king
  1. The evasion of work or duty
    - slacking, soldiering, goofing off [N. Amer], goldbricking [N. Amer]
Verb: shirk  shurk
  1. Avoid (one's assigned duties)
    "The derelict soldier shirked his duties";
    - fiddle, shrink from, goldbrick [N. Amer]
     
  2. Avoid dealing with
    "She shirks her duties"

Derived forms: shirkings

Type of: avoid, dodging, escape, evasion

Encyclopedia: Shirk, Iran