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English definition of “shunt”

shunt

verb [T usually + adv/prep] (MOVE)    /ʃʌnt/
to move someone or something from one place to another, usually because they are not wanted and without considering any unpleasant effects: I spent most of my childhood being shunted (about) between my parents who had divorced when I was five. He shunts his kids off to a camp every summer. Viewers are fed up with their favourite sitcoms being shunted to later times to make way for live football coverage.Transferring and transporting objects shunt     noun [C usually singular] Trains and parts of trains
(Definition of shunt verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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