shirking :

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shur king

  • n  the evasion of work or duty
  • v  avoid (one's assigned duties)
  • v  avoid dealing with

  • Second, people are shirking their obligations.
  • McCain's campaign, meanwhile, has been hammering Obama in a new negative attack ad that accuses the Illinois Senator of shirking his Senate oversight responsibilities on .
  • And up to now we have been shirking it.
News & Articles

  • Editorial: Ride-sharing services should be regulated
    Some people like the convenience of services like Lyft, Sidecar and UBERx, but the new services are shirking the rules. City leaders must level the playing field so regulated taxi and for-hire drivers can compete.
    June 20, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • EDITORIAL: Who's being inconvenienced?
    June 20, 2013: Taken at face value, Verzillo’s comments are insensitive to the neighbors, and border on a shirking of responsibilities by a town board.
    June 20, 2013 - The Westerly Sun

  • Barack Obama in Reuters
    The costs of doing business with Iran, a country that is shirking its international obligations across the board and engaged in illicit activity, are rising,a senior Obama administration official said on Monday.
  • Julian Hunte in
    Dr Julian Hunte, chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board, said: "Let me apologise to everyone on behalf of the board for what is quite rightly called an 'embarrassment'. The ultimate responsibility lies with the board and we are not shirking it."
  • Lincoln Chafee in Providence Journal
    I find it surprising now, in 2008, how many Democrats are running for president after shirking their constitutional duty to check and balance this president,writes Chafee. "Being wrong about sending Americans to kill and be killed, maim...

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