- 1Avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility): I do not shirk any responsibility in this matter [no object]: she is neither shirking nor lyingMás ejemplos en oraciones
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 ofNorth American • informal cutAustralian/New Zealand • informal duck-shoveAustralian/New Zealand • informal bludge, play the wag
- She suffers, true; she complains, also true; but she has not shirked her duty, nor shied away from pain.
- Insightful without being pedantic, learned but not overbearing, the book is full of humorous anecdotes while never shirking the factual responsibility of the historian.
- ‘It is a matter of law and not of fact,’ she said, adding that in her opinion, to decline to hear the matter would be shirking her responsibility as a judge.
sustantivo• archaic Volver al principio
- A person who shirks.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- His status as a shirk would normally render him somewhat of a pariah.
- The boy was a shirk, anyway, so he wouldn't really be missed.
mid 17th century (in the sense 'practise fraud or trickery'): from obsolete shirk 'sponger', perhaps from German Schurke 'scoundrel'.