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shirk
used in The Call of the Wild

2 uses
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Definition
to avoid something — such as a duty or responsibility
  • He came between him and the shirks he should have punished.
    Chapter 3 — The Dominant Primordial Beast (51% in)
  • This was the pride that bore up Spitz and made him thrash the sled-dogs who blundered and shirked in the traces or hid away at harness-up time in the morning.
    Chapter 3 — The Dominant Primordial Beast (50% in)

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