Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: shirk
IPA transcription: [ʃ'ɝk]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: fiddle, shirk, shrink_from, goldbrick
    Meaning: avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"
Usage examples
  • I've shirked and put off, but I can't shirk and put off any longer.
  • Don't shirk the hottest part of the field; that isn't being brave.'
  • They were never allowed to be disobedient or to shirk lessons or work; and they were encouraged to have all the fun possible.
  • But he should, at the same time, brave the responsibility of declaring that, in his opinion, he understands their principles better than they did themselves; and especially should he not shirk that responsibility by asserting that they "understood the question just as well, and even better than we do now."