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  1. shut
    IPA[SHət]
  2. verb

    • 1. move (something) into position so that it blocks an opening:

      shut the window, please she shut her lips tight she slammed the door shut
    • 2. (of something that can block an opening) move or be moved into position:

      the door shut behind him
    • 3. block an opening into (something) by moving something into position:

      he shut the box and locked it
    • 4. stop talking; be quiet.

    • 5. keep (someone or something) in a place by closing something such as a door:

      it was his own dog that he had accidentally shut outside
    • 6. fold or bring together the sides of (something) so as to close it:

      he shut his book
    • 7. prevent access to or along:

      they ought to shut the path up to that terrible cliff
    • 8. make or become unavailable for business or service, either permanently or until due to be open again; close:

      we shut the shop for lunch the accident and emergency departments will shut
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: shut, 3rd person present: shuts, gerund or present participle: shutting, past tense: shut, past participle: shut

    • verb

      move (something) into position so as to block an opening; close:

      move or be able to be moved so as to block an opening:

    • noun

      a person confined indoors, especially as a result of physical or mental disability:

      a state or period in which an oil or gas well has available but unused capacity.

    • noun

      sleep:
    • noun

      a device used for stopping a supply or operation:

      the cessation of flow, supply, or activity:

    • noun

      a person confined indoors, especially as a result of either physical or mental disability:

      a state or period in which an oil or gas well has available but unused capacity.

    • noun

      sleep:
    • (of a case or argument) admitting no doubt or dispute; straightforward
    • get rid of
    • isolate oneself from other people
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