Definition of Shirk

1. Verb. Avoid (one's assigned duties). "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"

Exact synonyms: Fiddle, Goldbrick, Shrink From
Generic synonyms: Avoid
Specialized synonyms: Scrimshank, Malinger, Skulk, Slack
Derivative terms: Goldbricking, Shirker, Shirking



2. Verb. Avoid dealing with. "She shirks her duties"
Generic synonyms: Avoid

Definition of Shirk

1. v. t. To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.

2. v. i. To live by shifts and fraud; to shark.

3. n. One who lives by shifts and tricks; one who avoids the performance of duty or labor.

Definition of Shirk

1. Verb. (transitive) To avoid, especially a duty, responsibility, etc.; to stay away from. ¹

2. Noun. one who shirks ¹

3. Noun. (Islam) the unforgivable sin of idolatry ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shirk

1. to avoid work or duty [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shirk

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shire
shire horse
shire horses
shire town
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shirk (current term)
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shirozulite
shirr
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Literary usage of Shirk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Baltimore: Its History and Its People by Clayton Colman Hall, Lewis Historical Publishing Co (1912)
"On his father's side Mr. shirk is of German descent, the original orthography of ... Isaac shirk, father of Isaac Holmes shirk, was a native of Maryland, ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"Commanding shirk has this moment arrived from the Tennessee River, ... Lieutenants Commanding Gwin and shirk, with their commands, have behaved with great ..."

3. تفسير معاني القرآن الكريم باللغة ...by Taqī al-Dīn Hilālī, ا& by Taqī al-Dīn Hilālī, الهلالي، تقي الدين, Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl Bukhārī, Ṭabar&# (1997)
"(V. 11:15,16) (c) shirk-at-Ta'ah. This aspect implies rendering obedience to any authority against the Order of Allah. Almighty Allah says: "They (Jews and ..."

4. Human Rights in China: Hearing Before the Committee on International edited by Benjamin A. Gilman (1999)
"Secretary Koh is accompanied by Dr. Susan shirk, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Before her appointment she was ..."

5. Hazzard's History of Henry County, Indiana, 1822-1906 by George Hazzard (1906)
"In 1842, Benjamin shirk married Frances, daughter of John and Agnes (Brindle) ... Mr. shirk came to New Castle, Indiana, in 1847 and in 1851 the Newcomer ..."

6. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1903)
"State, to Use of shirk sideration for the freight paid for hauling the said cattle, and that on said 21st day of August, 1894, and while at or near Charlton ..."

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