Share this entry

British English: /ʃʌnt/
American English: /ʃənt/

Translation of shunt in French:


transitive verb

  • 1 [informal] (send)
    expédier [informal]
    to be shunted from place to place
    être expédié d'un endroit à l'autre
    to shunt somebody back and forth
    ballotter quelqu'un d'un côté à l'autre
    we were shunted from one official to the next
    on a été ballottés d'un responsable à l'autre
  • 2 [informal] (marginalize)
    expédier [informal]
    to shunt somebody into another department
    expédier quelqu'un dans un autre service
    to shunt somebody into a siding [figurative]
    mettre quelqu'un sur une voie de garage
  • 3 (Railways) (move)
    aiguiller (wagon, engine) (into sur)

intransitive verb

  • (train)
    changer de voie
    to shunt back and forth

Definition of shunt in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: