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Definition 1: avoid dealing with - [verb of communication]

Samples where shirk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She shirks her duties

(shirk is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

Samples where shirk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

Synonyms for shirk in the sense of this definition

(shirk is a kind of ...) refrain from doing something

"She refrains from calling her therapist too often" "He should avoid publishing his wife's memories"

(... is a kind of shirk ) British military language: avoid work

(... is a kind of shirk ) avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill

(... is a kind of shirk ) avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

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