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verb [transitive] shunt pronunciation in American English /ʃʌnt/
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present tense
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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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