|1.||[ noun ] a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not|
|2.||[ noun ] (work) an idle worthless person|
|Synonyms:||ne'er-do-well good-for-nothing good-for-naught goof-off|
|3.||[ noun ] (military,work) a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort|
|Related terms:||soldier slacker|
|4.||[ verb ] avoid (one's assigned duties)|
|Synonyms:||shrink_from shirk fiddle|
"The derelict soldier shirked his duties"
|Related terms:||refrain_from malinger scrimshank slack shirking|
|5.||[ verb ] deprive of by deceit|
|Synonyms:||swindle defraud con gyp bunco diddle mulct nobble scam victimize rook|
"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"
|Related terms:||cheat short-change exploitation bunco scam swindler|
|6.||[ noun ] anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless|