Definition for SHUN

SHUN, v.t. [Sax. scunian, ascunian; allied perhaps to D. schuinen, to slope.]

  1. To avoid; to keep clear of; not to fall on or come in contact with; as, to shun rocks and shoals in navigation. In shunning Scylla, take care to avoid Charybdis.
  2. To avoid; not to mix or associate with; as, to shun evil company.
  3. To avoid; not to practice; as, to shun vice.
  4. To avoid; to escape; as, to shun a blow.
  5. To avoid; to decline; to neglect. I have not shunned to declare the whole counsel of God. – Acts xx.

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