Meaning of SHUNT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ʃʌnt ]

( shunts, shunting, shunted)


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 his mother, father and various foster families...

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed prep / adv [ disapproval ]


When railway engines shunt wagons or carriages, they push or pull them from one railway line to another.

The GM diesel engine shunted the coaches to Platform 4.

VERB : V n prep / adv

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