scrimshank


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scrimshank

or

skrimshank

vb
(intr) military slang Brit to shirk work
[C19: of unknown origin]
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scrimshank


Past participle: scrimshanked
Gerund: scrimshanking

Imperative
scrimshank
scrimshank
Present
I scrimshank
you scrimshank
he/she/it scrimshanks
we scrimshank
you scrimshank
they scrimshank
Preterite
I scrimshanked
you scrimshanked
he/she/it scrimshanked
we scrimshanked
you scrimshanked
they scrimshanked
Present Continuous
I am scrimshanking
you are scrimshanking
he/she/it is scrimshanking
we are scrimshanking
you are scrimshanking
they are scrimshanking
Present Perfect
I have scrimshanked
you have scrimshanked
he/she/it has scrimshanked
we have scrimshanked
you have scrimshanked
they have scrimshanked
Past Continuous
I was scrimshanking
you were scrimshanking
he/she/it was scrimshanking
we were scrimshanking
you were scrimshanking
they were scrimshanking
Past Perfect
I had scrimshanked
you had scrimshanked
he/she/it had scrimshanked
we had scrimshanked
you had scrimshanked
they had scrimshanked
Future
I will scrimshank
you will scrimshank
he/she/it will scrimshank
we will scrimshank
you will scrimshank
they will scrimshank
Future Perfect
I will have scrimshanked
you will have scrimshanked
he/she/it will have scrimshanked
we will have scrimshanked
you will have scrimshanked
they will have scrimshanked
Future Continuous
I will be scrimshanking
you will be scrimshanking
he/she/it will be scrimshanking
we will be scrimshanking
you will be scrimshanking
they will be scrimshanking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scrimshanking
you have been scrimshanking
he/she/it has been scrimshanking
we have been scrimshanking
you have been scrimshanking
they have been scrimshanking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scrimshanking
you will have been scrimshanking
he/she/it will have been scrimshanking
we will have been scrimshanking
you will have been scrimshanking
they will have been scrimshanking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scrimshanking
you had been scrimshanking
he/she/it had been scrimshanking
we had been scrimshanking
you had been scrimshanking
they had been scrimshanking
Conditional
I would scrimshank
you would scrimshank
he/she/it would scrimshank
we would scrimshank
you would scrimshank
they would scrimshank
Past Conditional
I would have scrimshanked
you would have scrimshanked
he/she/it would have scrimshanked
we would have scrimshanked
you would have scrimshanked
they would have scrimshanked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.scrimshank - British military language: avoid work
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrick - avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"
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Translations

scrimshank

[ˈskrɪmʃæŋk] VI (Brit) (Mil) → racanear, hacer el rácano
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scrimshank

vi (Brit Mil sl) → sich drücken (inf)
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References in periodicals archive ?
He had to be treated, but he, as a responsible person, did not want to "scrimshank" and chose to retire in order to not affect the situation in the agriculture of the Republic.
Obviously, I have never malingered and scrimshanked in my present employ, but in a previous job, a colleague and I decided over several pints of ale one night that our best course of action the following day would be to eschew the delights of the office in favour of a trip to Folkestone races.