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Verb: shirk  shurk
  1. Avoid (one's assigned duties)
    "The derelict soldier shirked his duties";
    - fiddle, shrink from, goldbrick [N. Amer, informal]
  2. Avoid dealing with
    "She shirks her duties"

Derived forms: shirking, shirked, shirks

Type of: avoid

Encyclopedia: Shirk, James