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shun

verb [T] uk   /ʃʌn/ (-nn-) us  
to avoid something: She has shunned publicity since she retired from the theatre.Refusing and rejectingNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant 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.Punishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leaveNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
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