Shirk

  • 1 Shirk — (arabe شرك associé) se réfère en islam au seul péché, s il n est pas suivi d un repentir terrestre, impardonnable par Dieu. Il consiste à l association d autres dieux ou d autres êtres à Dieu, en leur accordant l honneur et l adoration qui ne… …

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  • 2 Shirk — Shirk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shirked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shirking}.] [Probably the same word as shark. See {Shark}, v. t.] 1. To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation. [1913 Webster] You that never heard the call of… …

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  • 3 Shirk — * Shirk , to avoid work or other responsibilities because of laziness * Shirk (Islam), in Islam, the sin of idolatry or associating beings or things with Allah * Shirk break , a synonym for coffee break …

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  • 4 shirk — [ʃə:k US ʃə:rk] v [I and T] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from German schurke bad man ] to deliberately avoid doing something you should do, because you are lazy ▪ a salesman who was fired for shirking shirk your… …

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  • 5 shirk — [ ʃɜrk ] verb intransitive or transitive to avoid doing something difficult or avoid accepting responsibility for something: A good manager should never shirk difficult decisions. ╾ shirk|er noun count …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 shirk´er — shirk «shurk», verb, noun. –v.t., v.i. to avoid or get out of doing (work or a duty): »He lost his job because he shirked his work. Common men cannot shirk world politics and at the same time enjoy private freedom (H. G. Wells). SYNONYM(S): evade …

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  • 7 Shirk — Shirk, v. i. 1. To live by shifts and fraud; to shark. [1913 Webster] 2. To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away. [1913 Webster] One of the cities shirked from the league. Byron. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Shirk — Shirk, n. One who lives by shifts and tricks; one who avoids the performance of duty or labor. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 shirk — shirk·er; shirk; …

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  • 10 shirk — ► VERB ▪ avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility). DERIVATIVES shirker noun. ORIGIN from obsolete shirk «sponger», perhaps from German Schurke scoundrel …

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  • 11 shirk — I verb abstain, avoid, cheat, detrectare, dodge, duck, elude, escape from, evade, funk, ignore, keep away from, leave undone, malinger, neglect, quit, refuse, run from, shrink, shun, slink away, stay away, steer clear II index default, disobey,… …

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  • 12 shirk — 1630s, to practice fraud or trickery, also a noun (1630s, now obs.) a disreputable parasite, perhaps from Ger. schurke scoundrel, rogue, knave, villain (see SHARK (Cf. shark)). Sense of evade one s work or duty first recorded 1785, originally in… …

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  • 13 shirk — vb *dodge, parry, sidestep, duck, fence, malinger Analogous words: evade, elude, avoid, *escape: *recoil, shrink, quail, flinch …

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  • 14 shirk — [v] avoid, get out of responsibility bypass, cheat, creep, dodge, dog*, duck, elude, eschew, evade, fence, get around, goldbrick*, lie down on job*, lurk, malinger, parry, pussyfoot*, quit, shuffle off, shun, sidestep, skulk, slack, slink, slip,… …

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  • 15 shirk — [shʉrk] vt. [? akin to Ger schurke, scoundrel, rascal] to neglect or evade doing (something that should be done) vi. to neglect or evade work, duty, etc. shirker n …

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  • 16 shirk — /sherrk/, v.t. 1. to evade (work, duty, responsibility, etc.). v.i. 2. to evade work, duty, etc. n. 3. a shirker. [1625 35; obscurely akin to SHARK2] Syn. 1. shun, avoid, dodge. * * * In Islam, idolatry and polytheism, both of which are regarded… …

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  • 17 Shirk — En el Islam, shirk es la idolatría y el politeísmo, los cuales son considerados como heréticos. El Corán enfatiza que Dios no comparte sus atribuciones con ningún intermediario (sharik) y advierte que aquellos que crean en ídolos, serán… …

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  • 18 shirk — [[t]ʃɜ͟ː(r)k[/t]] shirks, shirking, shirked VERB: usu with neg If someone does not shirk their responsibility or duty, they do what they have a responsibility to do. [V n] We in the Congress have our role to play, and we can t shirk our… …

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  • 19 shirk — UK [ʃɜː(r)k] / US [ʃɜrk] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms shirk : present tense I/you/we/they shirk he/she/it shirks present participle shirking past tense shirked past participle shirked to avoid doing something difficult, or to avoid… …

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  • 20 shirk — En el Islam, idolatría y politeísmo, ambos considerados heréticos. El Corán señala que Dios no comparte sus poderes con socio (sharik) alguno y advierte que quienes crean en ídolos serán tratados con severidad el Día del Juicio. El concepto de… …

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