verb (used with object), shunned, shun·ning.
- shull, clifford,
- shultz, george pratt,
- shunting engine
Origin of shun
noun Wade-Giles, Pinyin.
Examples from the Web for shun
The dish was a massive hit, and Shun Lee Palace subsequently received a four-star review in The New York Times.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken|Marlow Stern|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shun distractions, in other words, and you should encode events more effectively.
Can the tendency by society to isolate and shun people like me until they go mad be countered?
Not knives made in Japan--most of my knives are made by Shun, which is a division of Kershaw.
You can go to the Kaaba and shun Allah, but you cannot be a Congressman and question the omnipotence of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
And considering the pressure of the necessary preparation for schools, the temptation to shun the byways is very great.An American at Oxford|John Corbin
Writers who shun life and people are exactly the sort that life and people shun.The Joys of Being a Woman|Winifred Kirkland
One of the sailors Charley had selected for his crew was the tall handsome fellow whom the others seemed to shun.The Boy Chums in the Gulf of Mexico|Wilmer M. Ely
Then follow earnest admonitions to shun the vices of their former state of heathenism, and cultivate all the graces of the Spirit.Companion to the Bible|E. P. Barrows
He who will keep his horse, his weapons and his life will shun that road.The Romance of Morien|Jessie L. Weston
verb shuns, shunning or shunned
Word Origin for shun
Old English scunian "to shun, avoid; abhor; desist, abstain; to hide, seek safety by concealment," of uncertain origin; not found in any other language. Perhaps ultimately from PIE root *skeu- "to cover, to hide." Related: Shunned; shunning. A shun-pike (American English, 1911) was a road constructed to avoid tolls.