Etymology
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shun (v.)

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.

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Definitions of shun

shun (v.)
avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of;
Synonyms: eschew
shun (v.)
expel from a community or group;
Synonyms: banish / ban / ostracize / ostracise / cast out / blackball
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