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

 

shun

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ʃʌn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃʌn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shun
BrE BrE//ʃʌn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃʌn//
 
he / she / it shuns
BrE BrE//ʃʌnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃʌnz//
 
past simple shunned
BrE BrE//ʃʌnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃʌnd//
 
past participle shunned
BrE BrE//ʃʌnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃʌnd//
 
-ing form shunning
BrE BrE//ˈʃʌnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌnɪŋ//
 
 
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shun somebody/something to avoid somebody/something She was shunned by her family when she remarried. an actor who shuns publicity The company has long been shunned by ethical investors. Word Origin Old English scunian ‘abhor, shrink back with fear, seek safety from an enemy’, of unknown origin.
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