Definition of 'shunt'
Example sentences containing 'shunt'
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University terms may have to be shunted back to allow time for the application process. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many of them have shunted aside film work. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He has been shunted from right back to central midfield and then to centre half in three consecutive games. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's obviously no fun being in a car shunt. The Sun (2014)It clearly wasn't a minor shunt. The Sun (2013)The international partners were unhappy, but their concerns were shunted aside. MEASURING AMERICA (2002)One by one, most of the bears either changed their views or found themselves shunted aside. DOT.CON (2001)They were afterwards shunted back into their tunnel, away from our bombers. Whicker's WarBut it's a disgrace the case was shunted aside in the first place. The Sun (2011)The other two were shunted back to Calais. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But last week's air chaos must have shunted that back another year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Industrial production shunted homemade products aside, and with them went the popular knowledge of what was safe. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has clocked up nearly a million miles but had only one accident - when another car shunted into him. The Sun (2010)Then as soon as he shunted the cars on to a public road, the police sprang into action and arrested him. The Sun (2010)He had already served a 12-year term for killing a couple by using rally skills to shunt their car into another vehicle. The Sun (2016)Large volumes of blood are shunted from one end of the body to the other, increasing circulation and producing an almost cardiovascular effect. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And that's what we're being shunted back towards now. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A group of cars had shunted up against the doors of a long shed and the men were cramming their boots with meat for the towns. The Crossing-Place (1993)Two others on a SECOND quad bike clipped by the train ran off as their machine was shunted off the tracks and wrecked. The Sun (2009)The car inexplicably shunted forward as soon as the key was put in the ignition (with the handbrake on and the manual gearbox in neutral). Times, Sunday Times (2006)A WOMAN died after being hit by a lorry as she swapped details with a fellow motorist following a minor shunt. The Sun (2008)
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Used Occasionally. shunt is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'shunt'
British English: shunt VERB
If a person or thing is shunted somewhere, they are moved or sent there, usually because someone finds them inconvenient.
He has spent most of his life being shunted between various foster families.
Definition of shunt from the Collins English Dictionary
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