1. [syn: shirking, slacking, soldiering, goofing off, goldbricking]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shirk \Shirk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shirked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Shirking.] [Probably the same word as shark. See Shark,
1. To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean
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