Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shirk

2 senses of shirk

Sense 1
fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrick -- (avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties")
       => avoid -- (refrain from doing something; "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife's memories")

Sense 2
shirk -- (avoid dealing with; "She shirks her duties")
       => avoid -- (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her")

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