Shirk meaning

shûrk
To avoid work or duty.
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Shirk is defined as to avoid or get out of doing something that should be done.

An example of to shirk is a receptionist leaving work while a customer is left on hold.

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To avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility).
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To neglect or evade work, duty, etc.
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To neglect or evade doing (something that should be done)
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To avoid, especially a duty, responsibility, etc.; to stay away from.

If you have a job, don't shirk from it by staying off work.

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(intransitive) To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away.
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To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.
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One who shirks.
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(Islam) The unforgivable sin of idolatry.
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Origin of shirk

  • Perhaps from German Schurke scoundrel Old High German fiurscurgo demon fiur fire scurigen to stir up

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested use in 1625 - 1635, apparently from association with shark (verb form), or from German Schurke (“rogue, knave").

    From Wiktionary

  • Arabic شرك (Å¡irk, "idolatry").

    From Wiktionary