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Meaning of SHUN

Pronunciation:  shun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
  2. [v]  expel from a community or group
 

SHUN is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: ban, banish, blackball, cast out, eschew, ostracise, ostracize
 
 See Also: avoid, expel, kick out, throw out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Shun\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shunned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Shunning}.] [OE. shunien, schunien, schonien, AS. scunian,
sceonian; cf. D. schuinen to slepe, schuin oblique, sloping,
Icel. skunda, skynda, to hasten. Cf. {Schooner}, {Scoundrel},
{Shunt}.]
To avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way of; to
escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice.

      I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not
      shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
                                               --Acts xx.
                                               26,27.

      Scarcity and want shall shun you.        --Shak.

Syn: See {Avoid}.

 

 

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