Origin of shirkuncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to German schurke, scoundrel, rascal
Clayton regularly shirks his responsibilities at work by claiming he suffers from narcolepsy.
An example of to shirk is a receptionist leaving work while a customer is left on hold.
verbshirked, shirk·ing, shirks
Origin of shirkPerhaps from German Schurke scoundrel Old High German fiurscurgo demon fiur fire scurigen to stir up
Origin of shirkArabic širk association (of an idol) as a partner to God, sharing (of an idol) in the worship due to God alone, shirk from šarika to share, associate, be a partner Akkadian šarāku to give, bestow Ugaritic šrk to associate with
(third-person singular simple present shirks, present participle shirking, simple past and past participle shirked)
- one who shirks
Arabic Ø´Ø±Ùƒ (Å¡irk, "idolatry").
- When you are stressed, do you find yourself snapping at others and feeling irritable (that's the "fight" part), or do you shirk your responsibilities and dive under the bed covers when it all becomes "too much" (that's the "flight" part).
- In the 1960s and 1970s, crocheting a bathing suit allowed a woman to express individuality even while swimming, and shirk consumerism as well.
- I can't believe Russ would shirk the responsibility of his own child.
- He was a reasonable man and she had never known him to shirk his responsibilities.
- With that event it is again natural to connect Timothy's imprisonment, his release from which our author records in closing; while the news of Jewish success in Paul's case would enhance any tendency among Asian Jewish Christians to shirk "boldness" of confession (x.