avoid, bob off (Brit. slang) body-swerve (Scot.) dodge, duck (out of) (informal) evade, get out of, scrimshank (Brit. military slang) shun, sidestep, skive (Brit. slang) slack
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shirk ( shirks 3rd person present) ( shirking present participle) ( shirked past tense & past participle ) If someone does not shirk their responsibility or duty, they do what they have a responsibility to do. verb usu with neg
We in the Congress can't shirk our responsibility... V n
The Government will not shirk from considering the need for further action. V from -ing/n, Also V
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