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1 shut /ˈʃʌt/ verb
shuts; shut; shutting
1 shut
/ˈʃʌt/
verb
shuts; shut; shutting
Learner's definition of SHUT
[+ object] : to close (something)
[no object] : to become closed
: to stop the services or activities of (a business, school, etc.) for a period of time or forever : close
[+ object]
[no object]

shut away

[phrasal verb]
shut (someone or something) away
: to put (someone or something) in a place that is separate from others

shut down

[phrasal verb]
shut down or shut down (something) or shut (something) down
: to close or to cause (a business, factory, etc.) to close for a period of time or forever
: to stop operating or to cause (a machine) to stop operating
see also shutdown
shut down (someone or something) or shut (someone or something) down informal : to cause (an opponent) to be unsuccessful, unable to score, etc.

shut in

[phrasal verb]
shut (someone or something) in (something) : to put (someone or something) in a room and close or lock the door
shut (something) in (something) : to have (something, such as your hand or finger) in between the parts of (something, such as a door or window) when it closes

shut off

[phrasal verb]
shut off or shut off (something) or shut (something) off : to stop operating or to cause (a machine, light, etc.) to stop operating
shut off (something) or shut (something) off : to stop the flow or supply of (something)
shut (yourself) off : to keep (yourself) in a place that is away from other people usually + from
shut (someone or something) off from (something) : to separate (someone or something) from (something) usually used as (be) shut off from

shut out

[phrasal verb]
shut out (someone or something) or shut (someone or something) out : to stop (someone or something) from entering a place
often used figuratively
shut out (someone) or shut (someone) out : to not allow (someone) to be involved in your life, to know your personal thoughts and feelings, etc. often + of
shut out (someone) or shut (someone) out chiefly US : to keep (a player or team) from scoring in a game or contest
see also shutout

shut up

[phrasal verb]
informal
: to stop talking, laughing, etc.
often used as a rude way to tell someone to stop talking
shut (someone) up informal : to cause (someone) to stop talking, laughing, etc.
shut up (something) or shut (something) up : to close and lock all the doors of (a house, store, etc.)
◊ In British English, to shut up shop is to go out of business forever or stop performing all services or activities for a period of time.
shut (someone or something) up : to put (someone or something) in a place that is away from other people

shut your mouth

informal or shut your face
used to tell someone in a rude way to stop talking
◊ This phrase is also used with other informal words for mouth, such as yap, trap and gob.
2 shut /ˈʃʌt/ adjective
2 shut
/ˈʃʌt/
adjective
Learner's definition of SHUT
: not open : closed
see also open-and-shut
British : not operating or open to the public

keep your mouth shut

see 1mouth

with your eyes shut

see 1eye
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