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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of shunt.
  • adjective fitted with an electrical shunt


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  • A white van (of course) had been shunted from the side by a bus, slammed on its brakes, and a silver car had neatly slammed into the back of it.

    The One That's The Longest For A While

  • In this paradoxical scenario George is shunted from the masochistic scene and hence denied access to the salvation of the invisible church which Equiano has linked to freedom from the bonds of colonial domination.

    The State of Things: Olaudah Equiano and the Volatile Politics of Heterocosmic Desire

  • His line — "Must be in the front row!" — in a beer commercial where he gets shunted from the box seats to the bleachers became a catchphrase throughout the country. - Uecker moves to front row in baseball Hall of Fame

  • Down at the tracks a freight train shunted and shuddered.

    Sowing Seeds in Danny

  • But quality is also a problem, since these courses "were kind of shunted in" after the scandals at Enron, WorldCom, and other corporations in the early 2000s, says Philip Delves Broughton, author of a tell-all book about his two years at Harvard Business School entitled Ahead of the Curve.

    B-School Backlash

  • The fist versus head effect reminds me of a similar fate for the unfortunate young man who is "shunted" during the climax of Society.

    Ruder still

  • So was it that she was consumed by her career and you, as a young boy, just felt kind of shunted aside?

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2006

  • There was also one silly scene where the protagonist, Catherine Li, reunites with the AI who directly caused the death of one of Li's teammates whom he was controlling (he "shunted" out of her and left her a sitting target).

    REVIEW: Spin State by Chris Moriarity

  • I should have liked to call Basil and ask him, but they said they should feel it would be money in their pockets never to have been born if I "shunted" them like that, so we laughed a great deal more and went on wallowing in ignorance.

    The Heather-Moon

  • "shunted" their progenitors up to the doctor's table, and, in the congenial society of some of their own "lot," were jammed in at one of the side tables, with just elbow-room enough to do execution.

    The Master of the Shell


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