Definition of shun
- shuns publicity
He shuns parties and social events.
After his divorce he found himself being shunned by many of his former friends.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
fight shy of, keep clear of, stay clear of, steer clear of;
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an inn where caravans rest at night
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