[ US /ˈʃɝk/ ]
avoid dealing with
She shirks her duties
avoid (one's assigned duties)
The derelict soldier shirked his duties
How To Use shirk In A Sentence
- Whatever may be said henceforward of these "golden lads" of ours, "shirker" and "loafer" they can never he called again. The War on All Fronts: England's Effort Letters to an American Friend
- This has become a motif among net-critics, whose vanguard is Andrew Keen, who wrote a sloppy, intellectually dishonest book called The Cult of the Amateur that damns the Internet for much the same reasons (Clay Shirky wrote a great response to Keen). Boing Boing
- Why should ordinary Koreans pay taxes for those shirkers who educate their children abroad and avoid military service duties?
- He is not a shirker, but he went into his shell when faced with some rough stuff. Times, Sunday Times
- By ignoring their epistemic and metaphysical brokenness, we are shirking our Christian duty to truly show love for our neighbor.
- And if the socialist shirkers riot, shoot them!
- Rudy Wittshirk, an outdoorsman and occasional commentary writer in these pages, once told me that growing up in New York made him a better outdoorsman -- street smarts translates to trail smarts, because the common theme is awareness. Anchorage Daily News - Alaska News
- I didn't shirk my duties. I visited the sick and I preached the gospel.
- Any homilist who fails to address this is shirking his duty. The Burning Hell
- It calls for ‘responsibility,’ then shirks it with surreal cravenness.