Shirk is defined as to avoid or get out of doing something that should be done.(verb)
An example of to shirk is a receptionist leaving work while a customer is left on hold.
See shirk in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ? akin to Ger schurke, scoundrel, rascal
See shirk in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb shirked, shirk·ing, shirks verb, transitive
Origin: Perhaps from German Schurke, scoundrel
Origin: ; akin to Old High German fiurscurgo, demon
Origin: : fiur, fire
Origin: + scurigen, to stir up.
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