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gold·brick

 (gōld′brĭk′) Slang
n.
A person, especially a soldier, who avoids assigned duties or work; a shirker.
v. gold·bricked, gold·brick·ing, gold·bricks
v.intr.
To shirk one's assigned duties or responsibilities.
v.tr.
To cheat; swindle.

gold′brick′er n.

goldbrick

(ˈɡəʊldˌbrɪk)
vb (intr)
to avoid performing work or duties; shirk

gold•brick

(ˈgoʊldˌbrɪk)
Slang. n.
1. Also, gold′brick`er. a person, esp. a soldier, who loafs on the job.
v.i.
2. to shirk; loaf.
[1850–55]

goldbrick


Past participle: goldbricked
Gerund: goldbricking

Imperative
goldbrick
goldbrick
Present
I goldbrick
you goldbrick
he/she/it goldbricks
we goldbrick
you goldbrick
they goldbrick
Preterite
I goldbricked
you goldbricked
he/she/it goldbricked
we goldbricked
you goldbricked
they goldbricked
Present Continuous
I am goldbricking
you are goldbricking
he/she/it is goldbricking
we are goldbricking
you are goldbricking
they are goldbricking
Present Perfect
I have goldbricked
you have goldbricked
he/she/it has goldbricked
we have goldbricked
you have goldbricked
they have goldbricked
Past Continuous
I was goldbricking
you were goldbricking
he/she/it was goldbricking
we were goldbricking
you were goldbricking
they were goldbricking
Past Perfect
I had goldbricked
you had goldbricked
he/she/it had goldbricked
we had goldbricked
you had goldbricked
they had goldbricked
Future
I will goldbrick
you will goldbrick
he/she/it will goldbrick
we will goldbrick
you will goldbrick
they will goldbrick
Future Perfect
I will have goldbricked
you will have goldbricked
he/she/it will have goldbricked
we will have goldbricked
you will have goldbricked
they will have goldbricked
Future Continuous
I will be goldbricking
you will be goldbricking
he/she/it will be goldbricking
we will be goldbricking
you will be goldbricking
they will be goldbricking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been goldbricking
you have been goldbricking
he/she/it has been goldbricking
we have been goldbricking
you have been goldbricking
they have been goldbricking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been goldbricking
you will have been goldbricking
he/she/it will have been goldbricking
we will have been goldbricking
you will have been goldbricking
they will have been goldbricking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been goldbricking
you had been goldbricking
he/she/it had been goldbricking
we had been goldbricking
you had been goldbricking
they had been goldbricking
Conditional
I would goldbrick
you would goldbrick
he/she/it would goldbrick
we would goldbrick
you would goldbrick
they would goldbrick
Past Conditional
I would have goldbricked
you would have goldbricked
he/she/it would have goldbricked
we would have goldbricked
you would have goldbricked
they would have goldbricked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
3.goldbrick - a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
cube, block - a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
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
figure of speech, trope, image, figure - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Verb1.goldbrick - deprive of by deceitgoldbrick - 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"
short, short-change - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
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
malinger, skulk - avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
slack - avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

goldbrick

verb
Slang. To pass time without working or in avoiding work:
bum (around), idle, laze, loaf, loiter, lounge, shirk.
Slang: diddle, goof (off).
Translations

goldbrick

[ˈgəʊldˈbrɪk] (US)
A. N
1. (= worthless thing) → timo m
2. (Mil) (= shirker) → gandul m
B. VIescurrir el bulto
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