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 for shunt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shunt \Shunt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shunted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Shunting.] [Prov. E., to move from, to put off, fr. OE.
     shunten, schunten, schounten; cf. D. schuinte a slant, slope,
     Icel. skunda to hasten. Cf. Shun.]
     1. To shun; to move from. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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     2. To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to
        shove. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Ash.
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     3. To turn off to one side; especially, to turn off, as a
        grain or a car upon a side track; to switch off; to shift.
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              For shunting your late partner on to me. --T.
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     4. (Elec.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shunt \Shunt\, v. i.
     To go aside; to turn off.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shunt \Shunt\, n. [Cf. D. schuinte slant, slope, declivity. See
     Shunt, v. t.]
     1. (Railroad) A turning off to a side or short track, that
        the principal track may be left free.
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     2. (Elec.) A conducting circuit joining two points in a
        conductor, or the terminals of a galvanometer or dynamo,
        so as to form a parallel or derived circuit through which
        a portion of the current may pass, for the purpose of
        regulating the amount passing in the main circuit.
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     3. (Gunnery) 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.
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     Shunt dynamo (Elec.), a dynamo in which the field circuit
        is connected with the main circuit so as to form a shunt
        to the letter, thus employing a portion of the current
        from the armature to maintain the field.
     Shunt gun, a firearm having shunt rifling. See under
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is
           diverted from one channel to another; "an arteriovenus
      2: a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another
         device to divert a fraction of the current [syn: shunt,
         electrical shunt, bypass]
      3: implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for
         draining fluids within the body
      v 1: transfer to another track, of trains
      2: provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "shunt":
     advance, avert, bear off, bowl, bunt, butt, carry away, carry off,
     cart away, change, deflect, delocalize, dislodge, displace, divert,
     draw aside, drive, ease off, edge off, fly off, forward, gee,
     glance, glance off, go off, haw, head off, impel, jib, lay aside,
     make way for, manhandle, move, move aside, pedal, pole, propel,
     push, push aside, put aside, relocate, remove, roll, row, send,
     set aside, sheer off, shift, shove, shove aside, shuttle, shy,
     shy off, side, sidestep, sidetrack, sidle, steer clear of,
     step aside, sweep, sweep along, switch, take away, thrust,
     transfer, treadle, troll, trundle, turn aside, turn away,
     turn back, veer off

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