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A person, especially a soldier, who avoids assigned duties or work; a shirker.
v. gold·bricked, gold·brick·ing, gold·bricks
To shirk one's assigned duties or responsibilities.
To cheat; swindle.
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to avoid performing work or duties; shirk
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1. Also, gold′brick`er. a person, esp. a soldier, who loafs on the job.v.i.
2. to shirk; loaf.
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Past participle: goldbricked
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|Noun||1.||goldbrick - a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort|
shirker, slacker - a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
|2.||goldbrick - an idle worthless person|
|3.||goldbrick - a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not|
|4.||goldbrick - anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless|
dupery, hoax, put-on, humbug, fraud, fraudulence - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
|Verb||1.||goldbrick - deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"|
bunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, short-change, victimize
|2.||goldbrick - avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"|
avoid - refrain from doing something; "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife's memories"
scrimshank - British military language: avoid work
slack - avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
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