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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshuntshunt1 /ʃʌnt/ verb [transitive]  1 SENDto move someone or something to another place, especially in a way that seems unfairshunt somebody off/around/aside etc Smith was shunted off to one of the company’s smaller offices.2 TTTto move a train or railway carriage onto a different track→ See Verb table
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shuntI did what I could to reassure him, but once the operation began, I was shunted aside and forgotten.The army had whole gay battalions who they just shunted aside and let be.In such arteriovenous malformations, much of the oxygenated arterial blood is shunted directly into the veins without ever traversing the capillaries.For eight or nine months Mike was shunted from foster home to foster home.I'm sick of being shunted from one department to another.He had been shunted into a side-line and was now out of the mainstream traffic for good.A train of thought shunted its way through Hugh's mind.Tactics that shunted money into the hands of prime ministers or sycophantic merchants did not generally help the citizens of a nation.She then returned to back into the siding and collected her own carriages, shunting them back into Holyhead Station!The company's solution to dealing with incompetent staff seems to be to shunt them into clerical jobs.Blood is shunted to the liver, where it can be filtered.