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Definition of shunt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shunt
    he / she / it shunts
    past simple shunted
    -ing form shunting
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  1. 1shunt 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. 2shunt something to move a train or a car of a train from one track to another
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