confined to one’s home, a hospital, etc., as from illness.
Psychiatry. disposed to desire solitude; withdrawn; asocial.
(of an oil or gas well) temporarily sealed up.
a person confined by infirmity or disease to the house, a hospital, etc.
Also called shut-in well. an oil or gas well that has been closed down.
(mainly US & Canadian)
a person confined indoors by illness
(as modifier): a shut-in patient
(psychiatry) a condition in which the person is highly withdrawn and unable to express his own feelings See also schizoid
A person confined indoors by illness or disability. adj.
Confined to a home or hospital, as by illness.
Disposed to avoid social contact; excessively withdrawn or introverted.
noun 1. an object or device that shuts (something) off: the automatic shutoff on a heater. 2. an act or instance of shutting off something, as an opening, a flow, or a service: a shutoff of electric power due to unpaid bills.
verb (used with object), shut, shutting. 1. to put (a door, cover, etc.) in position to close or obstruct. 2. to close the doors of (often followed by up): to shut up a shop for the night. 3. to close (something) by bringing together or folding its parts: Shut your book. Shut the window! 4. […]
noun 1. an act or instance of shutting out. 2. the state of being shut out. 3. Sports. a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball. any game in which one side does not score. noun 1. a less common word for a lockout See lock out 2. (sport) a game in […]
- Shut-out bid
noun 1. (bridge) a pre-emptive bid