how to pronounce shirk


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shirk is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of shirk in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… Manufacturing shirk another Dutch …”

meanings of shirk


  1. To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.
  2. To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away.
  3. To avoid, especially a duty, responsibility, etc.; to stay away from.


  1. The unforgivable sin of idolatry.
  2. One who shirks, who avoids a duty or responsibility.


  1. A surname​.

shirk frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shirk occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics shirk can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shirk can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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