shunt
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ʃʌnt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ʃʌnt/, /ʃənt/
Verb

shunt (shunts, present participle shunting; past and past participle shunted)

  1. (transitive) To cause#Verb|cause to move#Verb|move (suddenly), as by push#Verb|pushing or shove#Verb|shoving; to give a (sudden) start#Noun|start to.
    Synonyms: shove
  2. (transitive) To divert to a less important place#Noun|place, position#Noun|position, or state#Noun|state.
  3. (transitive) To provide with a shunt.
    to shunt a galvanometer
  4. (transitive, computing) To move data in memory to a physical#Adjective|physical disk.
  5. (transitive, electricity) To divert electric current by providing an alternative path.
  6. (transitive, rail transport) To move a train#Noun|train from one track#Noun|track to another, or to move carriages, etc. from one train to another.
  7. (transitive, chiefly, road transport, informal, Britain) To have a minor#Adjective|minor collision, especially in a motor car.
  8. (transitive, surgery) To divert the flow#Noun|flow of a body fluid.
  9. (transitive, obsolete, Britain, dialectal) To turn aside#Adverb|aside or away; to divert.
Translations Translations
  • French: détourner le courant électrique, dériver
  • Russian: шунти́ровать
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  • Russian: шунтировать
Translations Noun

shunt (plural shunts)

  1. An act of move#Verb|moving (suddenly), as due to a push#Noun|push or shove#Noun|shove.
  2. (electricity) A connection used as an alternative#Adjective|alternative path between part#Noun|parts of an electrical circuit.
  3. (firearms) The shifting#Noun|shifting of the stud#Noun|studs on a projectile#Noun|projectile from the deep#Adjective|deep to the shallow#Adjective|shallow side#Noun|sides of the groove#Noun|grooves in its discharge#Noun|discharge from a shunt gun.
  4. (medicine, veterinary medicine) An abnormal passage between body channel#Noun|channels.
  5. (surgery) A passage between body channels construct#Verb|constructed surgically as a bypass#Noun|bypass; a tube insert#Verb|inserted into the body to create such a passage.
  6. (rail transport) A switch#Noun|switch on a railway used to move#Verb|move a train#Noun|train from one track#Noun|track to another.
  7. (chiefly, road transport, informal, Britain) A minor collision between vehicles.
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