By focusing on national interests, the interests of ordinary people are shunted aside, suffering in the long run.
shunted into inferior schools, many African-American boys do not acquire the skills they need.
Many a night, in order to save hotel bills, he slept on a train as it shunted back and forth between small towns.
We must be off if we mean to get round before our horse-box is shunted.
The potentiometer must never be shunted around the B battery or the latter will soon run down.
They had not shunted her; but she had gone apart and sat so.
Even more, incompetence banded together jealously to protect itself against competence and shunted it into minor assignments.
You'll be going about with her all the time, and I shall be shunted on to the old man!
And later still the Limited stopped at Creighton and shunted the private car onto a spur.
There are in every one potential forms of activity that actually are shunted from use.
early 13c., "to shy, start," perhaps from shunen "to shun" (see shun), and altered by influence of shot or shut. Meaning "to turn aside" is from late 14c.; that of "move out of the way" is from 1706. Adopted by railways from 1842. Related: Shunted; shunting.
1838, in railway use, from shunt (v.). By technicians in the sense of "electrical conductor" from 1863. Medical use dates from 1923.
A passage between two natural body channels, such as blood vessels, especially one created surgically to divert or permit flow from one pathway or region to another; a bypass.