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.
n : the evasion of work or duty [syn: slacking, soldiering,
goofing off, goldbricking]