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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shirk /ˈʃɝk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shirk v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shirked p. pr. & vb. n. Shirking.]
 1. To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.
    You that never heard the call of any vocation, . . . that shirk living from others, but time from Yourselves.   --Bp. Rainbow.
 2. To avoid; to escape; to neglect; -- implying unfaithfulness or fraud; as, to shirk duty.
    The usual makeshift by which they try to shirk difficulties.   --Hare.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shirk, v. i.
 1. To live by shifts and fraud; to shark.
 2. To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away.
    One of the cities shirked from the league.   --Byron.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shirk, n. One who lives by shifts and tricks; one who avoids the performance of duty or labor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked
           his duties" [syn: fiddle, shrink from, goldbrick]
      2: avoid dealing with; "She shirks her duties"