unshirked

shirk

[shurk]
verb (used with object)
1.
to evade (work, duty, responsibility, etc.).
verb (used without object)
2.
to evade work, duty, etc.
noun
3.

Origin:
1625–35; obscurely akin to shark2

unshirked, adjective
unshirking, adjective


1. shun, avoid, dodge.
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shirk1 (ʃɜːk)
 
vb
1.  to avoid discharging (work, a duty, etc); evade
 
n
2.  a person who shirks
 
[C17: probably from German Schurke rogue; see shark²]

shirk2 (ʃɪːk)
 
n
Islam
 a.  the fundamental sin of regarding anything as equal to Allah
 b.  any belief that is considered to be in opposition to Allah and Islam
 
[from Arabic: association]

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shirk
1633, "to practice fraud or trickery," also a noun (1639, now obs.) "a disreputable parasite," perhaps from Ger. schurke "scoundrel, rogue, knave, villain" (see shark). Sense of "evade one's work or duty" first recorded 1785, originally in slang.
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