Meaning of SHUT in English

SHUT

(~s, ~ting)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

Note: The form '~' is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.

1.

If you ~ something such as a door or if it ~s, it moves so that it fills a hole or a space.

Just make sure you ~ the gate after you...

The screen door ~ gently.

= close

? open

VERB: V n, V

Shut is also an adjective.

They have warned residents to stay inside and keep their doors and windows ~...

ADJ: v-link ADJ

2.

If you ~ your eyes, you lower your eyelids so that you cannot see anything.

Lucy ~ her eyes so she wouldn’t see it happen.

= close

? open

VERB: V n

Shut is also an adjective.

His eyes were ~ and he seemed to have fallen asleep.

ADJ: v-link ADJ

3.

If your mouth ~s or if you ~ your mouth, you place your lips firmly together.

Daniel’s mouth opened, and then ~ again...

He opened and ~ his mouth, unspeaking.

= close

? open

VERB: V, V n

Shut is also an adjective.

She was silent for a moment, lips tight ~, eyes distant.

ADJ: v-link ADJ

4.

When a store, bar, or other public building ~s or when someone ~s it, it is closed and you cannot use it until it is open again.

There is a tendency to ~ museums or shops at a moment’s notice...

What time do the pubs ~?

= close

? open

VERB: V n, V

Shut is also an adjective.

Make sure you have food to tide you over when the local shop may be ~.

ADJ: v-link ADJ

5.

If you say that someone ~s their eyes to something, you mean that they deliberately ignore something which they should deal with.

We ~ our eyes to the plainest facts, refusing to admit the truth...

PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n disapproval

6.

If someone tells you to keep your mouth ~ about something, they are telling you not to let anyone else know about it.

PHRASE: V inflects

7.

If you keep your mouth ~, you do not express your opinions about something, even though you would like to.

If she had kept her mouth ~ she would still have her job now.

PHRASE: V inflects

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