Definition of 'shun'
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Yet once again he was happy to shun the limelight and turn the attention to his captain. The Sun (2007)He shuns personal publicity yet is clearly bellicose. Times, Sunday Times (2007)How are you finding success given that the band shuns the spotlight? The Sun (2016)He used to refuse all requests for interviews and always consciously shunned the limelight. The Sun (2008)But he is happy to shun the limelight. The Sun (2008)He shunned publicity and clearly absolutely loathed the media huddle after his numerous big race wins. The Sun (2011)He shuns the spotlight and rarely gives interviews. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He always shunned the celebrity life. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Sharp seemed to shun the limelight. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Whether people accept or shun the politics behind the war, support for the soldiers is unwavering. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Their father warned of the emptiness of fame, advice they took to heart by shunning publicity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Nor have eels always been so shunned in England. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Awards two months ago, he shuns the limelight. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He remained a retiring, modest and conscientious man who shunned publicity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is not that he shuns the spotlight, he seems oblivious to it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But as he embraces adolescence, he has shunned the spotlight and has done jobs backstage instead. The Sun (2016)He shuns the limelight for himself and loathes celebrity, about which he knows a thing or two. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He did his best to shun this unwanted publicity, but the press would not leave him alone. SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (2003)Yet he shunned the limelight, saying those who had done well had a moral obligation to help others. The Sun (2010)We have shunned most publicity. The Sun (2010)Others have shunned the spotlight. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The hard-working younger brother shuns the limelight, runs his own firm and has won entrepreneurial awards. The Sun (2014)She shuns publicity and is rarely seen on Australia's social circuit. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He is a reluctant revolutionary hero and says, in a rare interview, that he shuns the limelight. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. shun is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'shun'
British English: shun VERB
If you shun someone or something, you deliberately avoid them or keep away from them.
From that time forward everybody shunned him.
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