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shun

transitive verb \ˈshən\

: to avoid (someone or something)

shunnedshun·ning

Full Definition of SHUN

:  to avoid deliberately and especially habitually <shuns publicity>
shun·ner noun

Examples of SHUN

  1. He shuns parties and social events.
  2. After his divorce he found himself being shunned by many of his former friends.

Origin of SHUN

Middle English shonen, shunnen, from Old English scunian
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SHUN

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