(Shuf"fling), v. In a shuffling manner.
(Shug) v. i. [Cf. Shrug.]
1. To writhe the body so as to produce friction against one's clothes, as do those who have the itch.
[Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
2. Hence, to crawl; to sneak. [Obs.]
There I 'll shug in and get a noble countenance.Ford.
(Shu"mac) n. (Bot.) Sumac.
(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.
(Shun"less), a. Not to be shunned; inevitable; unavoidable. [R.] "Shunless destiny." Shak.
(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.
1. To shun; to move from. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
2. To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Ash.
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
For shunting your late partner on to me.T. Hughes.
4. (Elec.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a galvanometer.
(Shunt) v. i. To go aside; to turn off.
(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.
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.
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.