Shut



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.
to confine; enclose:
to shut a bird into a cage.
5.
to bar; exclude:
They shut him from their circle.
6.
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.
7.
to bolt; bar.
verb (used without object), shut, shutting.
8.
to become shut or closed; close.
adjective
9.
closed; fastened up:
a shut door.
10.
Phonetics. checked (def 2).
noun
11.
the act or time of shutting or closing.
12.
the line where two pieces of welded metal are united.
Verb phrases
13.
shut down,

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.

14.
shut in,

to enclose.
to confine, as from illness:
She broke her leg in a fall and has been shut in for several weeks.

15.
shut of, Informal. free of; rid of:
He wished he were shut of all his debts.
16.
shut off,

to stop the passage of (water, traffic, electricity, etc.); close off.
to isolate; separate:
an outpost almost completely shut off from civilization.

17.
shut out,

to keep from entering; exclude.
to hide from view.
to prevent (an opponent or opposing team) from scoring, as in a game of baseball.

18.
shut up,

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.

verb shuts, shutting, shut
1.
to move (something) so as to cover an aperture; close: to shut a door
2.
to close (something) by bringing together the parts: to shut a book
3.
(transitive) often foll by up. to close or lock the doors of: to shut up a house
4.
(transitive; foll by in, out, etc) to confine, enclose, or exclude: to shut a child in a room
5.
(transitive) to prevent (a business, etc) from operating
6.
shut one’s eyes to, to ignore deliberately
7.
shut the door on

to refuse to think about
to render impossible

adjective
8.
closed or fastened
noun
9.
the act or time of shutting
10.
the line along which pieces of metal are welded
11.
(slang) get shut of, get shot of, to get rid of

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