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- Rhymes: -ʌnt
- (obsolete, UK, dialect) To turn away or aside.
- (obsolete, UK, dialect) To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove.
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- To move a train from one track to another, or to move carriages etc from one train to another.
- To divert electric current by providing an alternative path.
- To divert the flow of a body fluid using surgery.
- To move data in memory to a physical disk.
- (informal, UK) To have a minor collision, especially in a motor car.
- To provide with a shunt.
- to shunt a galvanometer
- To divert to a less important place, position or state
to turn away or aside
to divert electric current
to divert the flow of a body fluid
to have a minor collision
shunt (plural shunts)
- A switch on a railway
- A connection used as an alternative path between parts of an electric circuit
- A passage between body channels constructed surgically as a bypass
- (informal, UK) A minor collision
- (firearms) The shifting of the studs on a projectile from the deep to the shallow sides of the grooves in its discharge from a shunt gun.