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malinger (verb), malingers; malingered; malingering
To feign or to fake an illness; usually, in order to arouse sympathy, to escape work, or to continue to receive compensation: If Susanna tried to malinger when she was going to school, her parents would allow her to stay home; however, she had to stay in bed all day.
To pretend to be sick or injured in order to avoid doing work.
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To feign illness in order to avoid having to work.
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To shirk one's responsibility.
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To feign or to pretend to be sick; usually, in order to gain sympathy or to avoid working and to still receive compensation from his or her employer. (3)