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Topic: TRAINS, RAILWAYS

Date: 1200-1300
Origin: Perhaps from shun

shunt

1 verb
     
shunt1 [transitive]
1 to move someone or something to another place, especially in a way that seems unfair
shunt somebody off/around/aside etc
Smith was shunted off to one of the company's smaller offices.
2TTT to move a train or railway carriage onto a different track
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