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shunt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Trains & railways
shuntshunt1 /ΚƒΚŒnt/ verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 SENDto move someone or something to another place, especially in a way that seems unfairshunt somebody off/around/aside etc πŸ”Š Smith was shunted off to one of the company’s smaller offices.2 TTTto move a train or railway carriage onto a different track
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Examples from the Corpus
shuntβ€’ I did what I could to reassure him, but once the operation began, I was shunted aside and forgotten.β€’ The army had whole gay battalions who they just shunted aside and let be.β€’ In such arteriovenous malformations, much of the oxygenated arterial blood is shunted directly into the veins without ever traversing the capillaries.β€’ For eight or nine months Mike was shunted from foster home to foster home.β€’ I'm sick of being shunted from one department to another.β€’ He had been shunted into a side-line and was now out of the mainstream traffic for good.β€’ A train of thought shunted its way through Hugh's mind.β€’ Tactics that shunted money into the hands of prime ministers or sycophantic merchants did not generally help the citizens of a nation.β€’ She then returned to back into the siding and collected her own carriages, shunting them back into Holyhead Station!β€’ The company's solution to dealing with incompetent staff seems to be to shunt them into clerical jobs.β€’ Blood is shunted to the liver, where it can be filtered.
Related topics: Trains & railways
shuntshunt2 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 TTTan act of moving a train or railway carriage to a different track2 especially British English informal a crash, especially in a car race πŸ”Š His race ended after a shunt at the first corner.
Examples from the Corpus
shuntβ€’ Porta caval shunt operations have not found favour in recent years because of the increased incidence of postoperative hepatic encephalopathy.β€’ Predictably, this meant there was no first corner shunt in the slightly damp conditions.β€’ Some linear systems have the control element connected in shunt rather than in series with the supply, see Fig. 2.β€’ Thankfully only minor shunts so far and the tow bar has taken the impacts.β€’ Subsequent modifications in the technique resulted in long term maintenance of shunt patency and infrequent migration of the internal stents.β€’ The peritoneovenous shunt is an established method of palliation for intractable benign and malignant ascites.β€’ Should this particular complication occur after creation of a successful shunt, it can be improved as described for patient 6.β€’ The shunt happened as she turned into the drive of Ludgrove School, at Wokingham, Berks.
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Verb table
shunt
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshunt
he, she, itshunts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshunted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shunted
he, she, ithas shunted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shunted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shunt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shunted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shunting
he, she, itis shunting
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you, we, theyare shunting
Past
I, he, she, itwas shunting
you, we, theywere shunting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shunting
he, she, ithas been shunting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shunting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shunting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shunting
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