Definition of shuttle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    shuttle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈʃʌtl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌtl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shuttle
    BrE BrE//ˈʃʌtl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌtl//
     
    he / she / it shuttles
    BrE BrE//ˈʃʌtlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌtlz//
     
    past simple shuttled
    BrE BrE//ˈʃʌtld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌtld//
     
    past participle shuttled
    BrE BrE//ˈʃʌtld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌtld//
     
    -ing form shuttling
    BrE BrE//ˈʃʌtlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌtlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] shuttle (between A and B) to travel between two places frequently Her childhood was spent shuttling between her mother and father.
  2. 2[transitive] shuttle somebody (+ adv./prep.) to carry people between two places that are close, making regular journeys between the two places A bus shuttles passengers back and forth from the station to the terminal.
  3. Word Origin Old English scytel ‘dart, missile’, of Germanic origin; compare with Old Norse skutill ‘harpoon’; related to shoot. Sense 1 and the verb are from the movement of the bobbin from one side of the loom to the other and back.
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