Definición de shirk en inglés:

shirk

Saltos de línea: shirk
Pronunciación: /ʃəːk
 
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verbo

[with object]
  • 1Avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility): I do not shirk any responsibility in this matter [no object]: she is neither shirking nor lying
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • 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.
    Sinónimos
    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
    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
  • 1.1 [no object, usually with negative] (shirk from) Be unwilling to do (something difficult): we will not shirk from closing a school if the evidence should justify it

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.

Derivativos

shirker

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He don't have time for those what don't care to work, and he'd sooner drown you than put up with idlers or shirkers.
  • And if the socialist shirkers riot, shoot them!
  • To stand for the shirkers, stand strong in their place.
Sinónimos
dodger, truant, (habitual) absentee, malingerer, layabout, loafer, idler
informal slacker, cyberslacker
British informal skiver, wag, scrimshanker
Australian/New Zealand informal duck-shover
archaic shirk

Origen

mid 17th century (in the sense 'practise fraud or trickery'): from obsolete shirk 'sponger', perhaps from German Schurke 'scoundrel'.

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Pronunciación: kəːf
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