shirk (one's) duty

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shirk (one's) duty

To avoid, neglect, or evade one's duty or responsibility. You're supposed to manage the company's social media presence throughout the day, but we feel like you've been shirking your duties lately. It turns out that he had shirked his duty as the quality assurance inspector, which resulted in several thousand batches being contaminated with E. coli.
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shirk one's duty

to neglect one's job or task. The guard was fired for shirking his duty. You cannot expect to continue shirking your duty without someone noticing.
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Al-Roumi, who doubles as Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, said in a statement that he would never shirk duties awarded to him by His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and which he vowed to respect before His Highness the Amir and parliament.
She declared that Aman was faking an injury to garner sympathy and shirk duties, instantly alienating him from a couple of popular constants such as Marc Robinson and Chetan Hansraj.