verb (used with object), shut, shutting.
to put (a door, cover, etc.) in position to close or obstruct.
to close the doors of (often followed by up):
to shut up a shop for the night.
to close (something) by bringing together or folding its parts:
Shut your book. Shut the window!
to confine; enclose:
to shut a bird into a cage.
to bar; exclude:
They shut him from their circle.
to cause (a factory, school, etc.) to end or suspend operations, services, or business activity: He shut his store, sold his house, and moved away.
We’re shutting the office for two weeks in June.
to bolt; bar.
verb (used without object), shut, shutting.
to become shut or closed; close.
closed; fastened up:
a shut door.
Phonetics. checked (def 2).
the act or time of shutting or closing.
the line where two pieces of welded metal are united.
to close, especially temporarily; end or suspend operations, services, or business activity.
to stop operating or stop the operation of (a machine):
Did you remember to shut down your computer?
Also, shut down on/upon. Informal. to hinder; check; stop.
to settle over so as to envelop or darken:
The fog shut down rapidly.
to confine, as from illness:
She broke her leg in a fall and has been shut in for several weeks.
shut of, Informal. free of; rid of:
He wished he were shut of all his debts.
to stop the passage of (water, traffic, electricity, etc.); close off.
to isolate; separate:
an outpost almost completely shut off from civilization.
to keep from entering; exclude.
to hide from view.
to prevent (an opponent or opposing team) from scoring, as in a game of baseball.
to imprison; confine.
to close entirely.
to stop talking; become silent:
I thought the neighbors would never shut up and let me sleep.
to stop (someone) from talking; silence.
an object or device that shuts (something) off:
the automatic shutoff on a heater.
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.
a device that shuts something off, esp a machine control
a stoppage or cessation
verb (transitive, adverb)
to stem the flow of
to block off the passage through
to isolate or separate
verb shuts, shutting, shut
to move (something) so as to cover an aperture; close: to shut a door
to close (something) by bringing together the parts: to shut a book
(transitive) often foll by up. to close or lock the doors of: to shut up a house
(transitive; foll by in, out, etc) to confine, enclose, or exclude: to shut a child in a room
(transitive) to prevent (a business, etc) from operating
shut one’s eyes to, to ignore deliberately
shut the door on
to refuse to think about
to render impossible
closed or fastened
the act or time of shutting
the line along which pieces of metal are welded
(slang) get shut of, get shot of, to get rid of
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noun 1. a solid or louvered movable cover for a window. 2. a movable cover, slide, etc., for an opening. 3. a person or thing that shuts. 4. Photography. a mechanical device for opening and closing the aperture of a camera lens to expose film or the like. verb (used with object) 5. to close […]
noun, Informal. 1. an amateur photographer, especially one who is greatly devoted to the hobby. shutout