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Synonyms of shirk in English:


  • 1 she was brave and would not shirk any task
    evade, dodge, avoid, get out of, sidestep, shuffle off, run away from, shrink from, shun, slide out of, play truant from, skip, miss, not attend;
    neglect, let slide, not attend to, pay little/no attention to, be remiss about, be lax about, leave undone, lose sight of, skimp on
    informal duck, duck out of, cop out of
    British informal skive off, funk
    North American informal cut
    Australian/New Zealand informal duck-shove
  • 2 discipline was strict and no one shirked
    evade one's duty, be remiss, be negligent, skulk, play truant, malinger
    British informal skive (off), wag, dodge the column, swing the lead, scrimshank, slack
    North American informal goof off, goldbrick, play hookey
    Australian/New Zealand informal bludge, play the wag
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