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Pronunciation: /ʃʌnt/

Translation of shunt in Spanish:

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 otra
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 ciudad
    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.


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