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- shunt something
to move a train or a coach of a train from one track to another Topics Transport by bus and trainc2 使（火车或火车车厢）转轨
- shunt somebody/something + adv./prep. (usually disapproving)
to move somebody/something to a different place, especially a less important one 调往，转至（次要的地方）
Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘move suddenly aside’): perhaps from shun.