Meaning of “shunt” in the English Dictionary

"shunt" in British English

See all translations


uk /ʃʌnt/ us /ʃʌnt/

shuntnoun [ C ]

uk /ʃʌnt/ us /ʃʌnt/ specialized

(Definition of “shunt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shunt" in American English

See all translations

to move someone or something to the side or away:

Seals can shunt blood away from their skin to maintain body temperature.
You can’t just shunt your problems aside.

(Definition of “shunt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)