Meaning of “shunt” in the English Dictionary

"shunt" in English

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uk /ʃʌnt/ us /ʃʌnt/

shunt verb (MOVE)

[ T usually + adv/prep ] to move someone or something from one place to another, usually because that person or thing is 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 sick of their favourite sitcoms being shunted to later times to make way for live sports coverage.
noun [ C usually singular ] uk us

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

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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)