scrimshank

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scrimshank

or

skrimshank

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

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
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"
Translations

scrimshank

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

scrimshank

vi (Brit Mil sl) → sich drücken (inf)
References in periodicals archive ?
Dodgy Dave, who's never had a proper job in his life, assumes that all those who failed the test are scrimshankers, and all those who pulled out were trying it on.
But surely voters have the right to know that his Bullingdon Club were the biggest bunch of champagne sozzled scrimshankers on the campus.
These indolent scrimshankers and malingerers might have to do the odd hour of work in the summer when we have evening racing (and every Sunday), but their idle hands need occupation in the winter when more floodlit dross will have fresh converts to the game clamouring at the gates.