shunt - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleshunting
past tenseshunted
past participleshunted
  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.

    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.