transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 [Railways/Ferrocarriles] cambiar de vía 1.2 (move, divert) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) he was shunted into the B team lo relegaron al equipo B they shunted him off to the Rocha office se lo quitaron de en medio mandándolo a la oficina de Rocha they shunted us from one window to another nos mandaban de una ventanilla a la otraMore example sentences
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- As the second vehicle was shunted to the side of the road, officers saw Smith apparently waving a weapon.
- Travellers are shunted into sites that are like urban slums, only without the amenities.
- Other cases have seen thieves shunt a vehicle and confront the owner after they leave their car to inspect the damage.
- For far too long now, the youths have had the feeling of having been shunted into the position of secondary citizens.
- But he'd been shunted into staff jobs instead of command positions in World War II.
- After the merger of her company, Anna, a divorced mother, finds herself suddenly removed from her old position and shunted about, even humiliated.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) the buses shunt to and fro between the airport and the town los autobuses van y vienen del aeropuerto a la ciudadMore example sentences
- At Steeton railway station at a quarter to five on the morning of October 11, 1943, the Leeds-Edinburgh express collided with a freight train being shunted into a siding.
- Special trains were shunted into the sidings about twice a week with building materials for the aerodrome which was being built then.
- The train was shunted onto a siding and wreckage was strewn along 200 yards of track.
- 2 [Electricity/Electricidad] derivación (feminine)
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