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shirk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshirkshirk /ʃɜːk $ ʃɜːrk/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  LAZYto deliberately avoid doing something you should do, because you are lazy He was fired for shirking.shirk your responsibilities/duties/obligations parents who shirk their responsibilities towards their childrenshirker noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
shirkBecause shareholders can not tell how hard managers are exerting themselves on their behalf, managers have an incentive to shirk.But I can tell you, no one shirked and discipline was strict.She never wanted to shirk anything, she was always ready.Any man shirking his duty would be shot on the spot.John doesn't want to go to war, but he won't shirk his duty.Our father never shirked his responsibilities.Although I do not want to shirk labor, I did not come here just to work.But we are not shirking our duty as tipsters.We don't want anyone shirking round here -- everyone is expected to earn their pay.Still, it was known that a very few had shirked their duty, and an example was necessary.I think we are going to find that the Allies shirked their responsibilities.shirk your responsibilities/duties/obligationsI think we are going to find that the Allies shirked their responsibilities.He may not exercise his rights or he may shirk his duties, but he can not forgo them.We must not shirk our responsibilities to the citizens of our great state.
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Verb table
shirk
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshirk
he, she, itshirks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshirked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shirked
he, she, ithas shirked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shirked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shirk
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shirked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shirking
he, she, itis shirking
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you, we, theyare shirking
Past
I, he, she, itwas shirking
you, we, theywere shirking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shirking
he, she, ithas been shirking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shirking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shirking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shirking
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