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SHUN (shunned, shunning)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shun mean? 

SHUN (verb)
  The verb SHUN has 2 senses:

1. avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
2. expel from a community or group

  Familiarity information: SHUN used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SHUN (verb)

Sense 1shun [BACK TO TOP]


Avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


eschew; shun

Hypernyms (to "shun" is one way to...):

avoid (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sense 2shun [BACK TO TOP]


Expel from a community or group

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


banish; blackball; cast out; ostracise; ostracize; shun; ban

Hypernyms (to "shun" is one way to...):

expel; kick out; throw out (force to leave or move out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

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