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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: shunt /ʃʌnt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshunt
he/she/itshunts
present participleshunting
past tenseshunted
past participleshunted

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  1. to move someone or something to a different place or position, especially to avoid dealing with them

    We can't just shunt patients off to other hospitals.

    The children are constantly shunted around to various relatives.

    1. a.
      to cause something to move along a path that is different from the one it normally uses
      shunt something onto something:

      Traffic will be shunted onto other roads.

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