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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
    informalduck, duck out of, cop out of
    British informalskive off, funk
    North American informalcut
    Australian/New Zealand informalduck-shove
  • 2 discipline was strict and no one shirked
    evade one's duty, be remiss, be negligent, skulk, play truant, malinger
    British informalskive (off), wag, dodge the column, swing the lead, scrimshank, slack
    North American informalgoof off, goldbrick, play hookey
    Australian/New Zealand informalbludge, play the wag
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