- 1 shunt somebody/something + adv./prep. (usually disapproving) to move someone or something to a different place, especially a less important one John was shunted sideways to a job in sales.
- 2 shunt something to move a train or a car of a train from one track to another
NAmE//ʃʌnt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shunt
he / she / it shunts
past simple shunted
-ing form shunting