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English definition of “shun”

shun

verb [T] uk   /ʃʌn/ (-nn-) us  
to avoid something: She has shunned publicity since she retired from the theatre. to ignore someone and not speak to that person because you cannot accept their behaviour, beliefs, etc.: After the trial he was shunned by friends and family alike.
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