shut


shut
[c]/ʃʌt / (say shut)

verb (shut, shutting)
verb (t)
1. to put (a door, cover, etc.) in position to close or obstruct.
2. Also, shut up. to close the doors of: shut up the shop.
3. to close by folding or bringing the parts together: shut your eyes; shut the book; shut the fan.
4. to confine; enclose: to shut a bird into a cage.
5. to bar; exclude: to shut a person from one's house.
6. to close down; cease normal operations: they decided to shut the office during redecoration.
verb (i)
7. to become shut or closed; close.
adjective
8. closed; fastened up.
noun
9. the act or time of shutting or closing.
10. the line where two pieces of welded metal are united.
phrase
11. keep one's mouth shut,
a. to remain silent.
b. to keep a secret.
12. shut away, to hide or confine.
13. shut down,
a. to close by lowering, as a lid.
b. to cover or envelop, as fog.
c. to close down, especially for a time, as a factory.
d. to stop (a machine, engine, etc.).
14. shut down on (or upon), Colloquial to put a stop or check to.
15. shut in, to imprison; confine; enclose.
16. shut off,
a. to stop the flow of (water, electricity, etc.).
b. to keep separate; isolate.
17. shut one's eyes to, to refuse to notice; ignore.
18. shut one's face, Colloquial to keep quiet; cease talking.
19. shut out, to exclude; keep out.
20. shut up,
a. to imprison; confine; hide from view.
b. Colloquial to stop talking; become silent.
c. (often used imperatively) Colloquial to stop (someone) from talking; silence.
d. Colloquial (an exclamation of surprise, disbelief, etc.)
{Middle English schutte, Old English scyttan to bolt (a door); related to shoot}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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