Meaning of SHUT in English

SHUT

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a door opens/closes/shuts

We were still waiting for the train doors to open.

a door slams/bangs (shut) (= shuts loudly )

I heard the front door slam.

a door slides open/shut (= moves smoothly to the side or back again )

The lift doors slid open and we got in.

a door swings open/shut (= moves forward to open or backwards to shut )

The door swung shut behind me.

banged shut

The window banged shut .

blow (sth) open/shut

A sudden draught blew the door shut .

clamped...shut

Creed opened his mouth to speak, then clamped it shut .

click open/shut (= open with a short hard sound )

I heard the gate at the front of the house click open.

closed/shut

All the windows were closed.

close/shut a drawer

She shut the drawer and locked it with a small key.

close/shut a gate

Please close the gate.

close/shut a window

She shut the window firmly.

close/shut (down) a factory

The factory was closed down in 2006.

close/shut your eyes

Joe closed his eyes and tried to get back to sleep.

open/close/shut the door

I opened the door and Dad was standing there.

Can you close the door as you go out?

open/shut/close your mouth

He opened his mouth wide so the doctor could examine his throat.

pull sth open/shut

She pulled open the door and hurried inside.

push sth open/shut

I slowly pushed the door open.

shut down a computer (= close the programs and stop it working )

shut/close with a click

The front door shut with a click.

shut...gob

Jean told him to shut his gob .

slammed...shut

He slammed the door shut .

snap (sth) open/shut

She snapped her briefcase shut.

spring open/shut

The gate sprang shut behind them.

swing open/shut

The heavy door swung shut.

tight shut

I kept my eyes tight shut .

zip sth shut/open

Olsen zipped the bag shut.

He zipped open the case unfastened it .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

away

London compared to Paris and New York: everything shut away .

The sleds stayed in garages, the biscuit pans shut away in cupboards.

Too shut away for me, too uninspiring, this work bored me.

It brought back the long months of bitterness and loneliness she had suffered, shut away on her father's estate.

It would be a bit tricky for the count to keep her shut away if they were staying with him.

A lot of people are classed as mad and shut away without any need.

down

It will be constantly monitored and if conditions change too quickly it will automatically shut down .

We stayed strapped in our seats with the Hueys shut down .

This mode is attained by shutting down the eyelids.

Emergencies were declared in six states as airports were shut down , stranding travelers across the country.

One of the worst offenders, the Polam lighting factory at Rzeszow, has already been shut down .

I started to tell him, but everything in my mind shut down .

Can Making Belfast Work be improved or should it be shut down to make way for alternative policies?

You can keep the factory shut down and unproductive, or you can clear it out and get to work.

off

But the idea was rejected, because it would have shut off supplies to the refugees.

The layer contains enough dust to shut off sunlight from the surface of the planet for several months to a year.

Derek and I drove down there and shut off the whole barn, preventing all means of getting in or out.

A large delivery van was almost blocking the narrow street, its high sides nearly shutting off the daylight from her windows.

Virginia and Peter Stillman were shut off from him now.

The result amazed them: the Il-4 killed the mice by shutting off a vital part of their immune system.

And the great Tretyakov art gallery may have its utilities shut off for nonpayment of bills.

out

I want to shut out the noise.

To be shut out at home in two of the last four games is very weird and totally unexpected.

I was learning to shut out the daily discomforts, however, either by looking around, or by playing mental games.

Shall I ever be able to shut out the sight and the sound?

The doors moved towards each other, shutting out the stars.

It was as if some one had shut out all the sound in the world.

tight

She lay with her eyes tight shut and her mind held to a determined blank.

The doors leading into the halls of real political and economic power and influence were still shut tight against us.

He was sitting on the floor among the cracker wrappings and the crumbs, his shoulders shaking, his eyes tight shut .

Lily froze underneath him, her eyes tight shut .

They were shut tight , without a crack to see through.

She screwed her eyes tight shut , trying to forget the images of last night.

And still, the public schools are shut tight .

tightly

In the hottest months these curtains would be tightly shut in one more effort to get away from the heat and glare.

Above, its transom is covered with plywood and nailed tightly shut .

Hari sighed and, pressing her eyes tightly shut , felt unequal to the task before her.

Squeezing her eyes so tightly shut that they looked like senile lips, Mary began to gabble.

She squeezed her eyes shut tightly , feeling the sting of tears behind her eyelids.

up

Even with Emily I didn't shut up , and we have always had the capacity for shutting up.

It is time to put up or shut up.

Mr Washington mumbled something about telling her to shut up .

Sometimes, though, we can be so afraid of what other people think that we shut up rather than speak up.

When the Maggot became too boring about football I told him cricketing stories until he shut up .

■ NOUN

click

The front door shut with a click .

It shut with a satisfying click .

door

The doors are shut , but not locked.

The front door shut with its usual clatter.

I hauled the door shut behind me, in time to see the office door opening.

I said, slamming the door shut .

Jamie backed away, laughing, and slammed the door shut behind him.

The van doors were shut and locked, and it took off.

There were steps leading out of it and at the top a door three quarters shut .

The office door banged shut and the Monsignor groaned.

gate

She was on call to open and shut the gates at any hour, in any weather.

Water managers have already shut a gate north of the crash site to reduce the southerly flow of water.

He shut the gate behind Willie and the wetness from the top splashed into his face.

If it shut the gate at night, the traffic would cease.

He shut the gate then just ran straight out on to the road.

But the town remained steadfastly loyal to the Old King and shut its gates against him.

Others were fighting to shut the gate , pushing against the sheer bodyweight of the beasts in the gateway.

She glanced back as she shut the gate behind her.

mind

She shut her mind from any thoughts of what it all meant.

I took my revenge by shutting him out of mind .

She lay with her eyes tight shut and her mind held to a determined blank.

I shut my mind to the consequences, positioned my hands, and pushed.

After that she shut him out of her mind once again.

She closed her eyes, as if by doing so she could shut him out of her mind .

Then I shut my mind to the picture that her words had conjured, for after all - what did it matter?

Lorton shut his mind to that.

mouth

I don't believe she could keep her mouth shut .

To make matters worse, I had to keep my mouth shut whenever he was around.

She opened her mouth and shut it.

With her mouth shut her face seemed to shrink.

His mouth kept opening and shutting as if he was trying to say something.

For one, a mistress who kept her mouth shut .

This is all from Gran so keep your mouth shut .

If I would only keep my mouth shut more often, I thought, I would fit in better everywhere.

plant

Ford shut down some plants for a two-week period.

We did this or we shut down and if they wanted the latter we should shut down our plants immediately.

National groups could only find outlets for their own beer by acquiring smaller companies and shutting down their brewing plant .

A company statement that these might shut down plants implies that their polluting operations would otherwise continue.

The fire, apparently caused by a short circuit, triggered an automatic safety system that shut down the plant .

shop

It's not like being on shore where once the patients are gone you shut up shop and go home.

But as shopping habits changed many traders shut up shop and moved out blaming recession, traffic restrictions and fewer bus routes.

Keith Rodwell, Ipswich Witches' commercial manager, shuts up shop after last night's match with Wolverhampton was rained off.

Time to shut up shop and get to know each other again.

We might just as well shut up shop .

They need ways of shutting up shop , or at least of enduring, when conditions are simply impossible.

I think we should shut up shop , if you don't mind.

trap

Usually Gloria told her to shut her trap .

He didn't annoy her and she shut her almighty trap .

window

He drove with the windows shut .

Most of the doors and windows are shut to keep out the heat; outside, the heat is alive.

He nods at us through the car window , then snaps shut the central-locking, making himself secure.

The room was cold, the windows froze shut .

The window is welded shut which is just as well.

The windows were now nailed shut and draped.

They also had to keep windows shut during services and soundproof the room.

He pulled the window shut behind him and it closed with a click, the lock falling firmly back in place.

■ VERB

open

He opened and shut the drawers and the flap and found what he expected.

It has a thickly soft, two-beat thud, like the sound of a heavy door being repeatedly opened and shut .

She opened her mouth and shut it.

You know how to keep your eyes open and your mouth shut .

She was on call to open and shut the gates at any hour, in any weather.

George climbed over the gate while Willie opened and shut it neatly behind him.

It opened , then swung shut .

tell

Usually Gloria told her to shut her trap.

I wanted to scream, to tell the kid5 to shut their mouths and go to hell.

I just tell him to shut up and give him a sharp rap across the knuckles.

There would be others to choose from, I told myself, shutting the door once again to my first big love.

I just don't like being told to shut up!

I told him to shut up and I seized the door handle and gave it a good tug.

Just tell me to shut up any time you like.

Need to return to the office? Tell him to shut it off again.

try

When I come back Mr Jackson is trying to shut my suitcase.

Before the film was released, Hearst tried to have it shut down.

He leaned on his bedroom door, as if trying to shut out the world.

I tried to shut the door quietly.

I tried to shut out these abominations and concentrate on Marine One seat assignments.

He just tries to shut you down.

Jerome would open his mouth and Mr Washington would try to shut it for him.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

can do sth with your eyes shut/closed

close/shut your ears to sth

At first, I closed my ears to what I did not want to hear.

Claudia sank down on to her bed and tried to shut her ears to the sound of him in the next room.

Don't close your ears to the world and don't give up.

He tried to close his ears to the plea.

Rincewind tried to shut his ears to the grating voice beside him.

She heard the boys hurling abuse at her, shouting to her to stop, but she shut her ears to them.

She wanted to close her ears to it.

Sometimes she even managed to shut her ears to the arguments going on around her.

close/shut your eyes to sth

We can't close our eyes to the fact that our town has a gang problem.

I've closed my eyes to your activities long enough.

If we must sometimes close our eyes to open them in the myth dimension, so be it.

On a sob Ruth swallowed hard and closed her eyes to the burning sun overhead.

On the other hand the very same development increases their tendency to close their eyes to the future.

Prayer May we never become so worldly that we close our eyes to the miracle and mystery of life.

The need to push came again, and Jane closed her eyes to concentrate.

They could not shut their eyes to the ugly and degrading side of wine-drinking and see only the delightful side.

Turning off the light, she slid back under the covers and closed her eyes to sleep fitfully until noon.

keep your mouth shut

He just doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut.

You'd better keep your mouth shut about this.

After the incident Ninham, of Hilda Street, gave both boys £5 and told them to keep their mouths shut.

For one, a mistress who kept her mouth shut.

I don't believe she could keep her mouth shut.

If I would only keep my mouth shut more often, I thought, I would fit in better everywhere.

In the end, I kept my mouth shut.

It would be best to keep our mouths shut and let justice take its course.

This is all from Gran so keep your mouth shut.

You want to be off the record, keep your mouth shut.

keep your trap shut

Tell him to keep his trap shut and let me ask the questions.

shut up shop

But as shopping habits changed many traders shut up shop and moved out blaming recession, traffic restrictions and fewer bus routes.

I think we should shut up shop , if you don't mind.

It's not like being on shore where once the patients are gone you shut up shop and go home.

Keith Rodwell, Ipswich Witches' commercial manager, shuts up shop after last night's match with Wolverhampton was rained off.

They need ways of shutting up shop , or at least of enduring, when conditions are simply impossible.

Time to shut up shop and get to know each other again.

We might just as well shut up shop .

shut your trap!

shut/close the door on sth

A loss in this election will not necessarily close the door on the campaign.

Come in, lads, come in and shut the door on the fog.

Even so, Wickham was not ready to shut the door on the possibility.

Imagine asking that they close the door on me so I can see what it feels like.

It watched her, unwinking, until she reached the room behind the shop and shut the door on its crimson gaze.

Lucker murmurs something to Jasper and leads him away closing the door on me.

She closed the door on them.

The previous owner had used a bathroom off one of the bedrooms as storage and simply closed the door on it.

shut/close the stable door after the horse has bolted

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Come in and shut the door behind you.

Did you hear the back door shut ?

She heard Charlotte downstairs shutting the windows, and locking up for the night.

She lay down on the bed and shut her eyes.

Someone had shut the gate to stop the sheep getting out onto the road.

You'd better shut the window.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Shut up, shut up, shut up.

But on game day, security shut that down.

He shut the door behind him as quietly as possible.

Hundreds of miners ringed the Port of Mobile and shut down the whole port.

I remember this and smile, clamping my mouth shut as Wiggen goes into action.

Then I clamped my mouth shut again.

This time the car stopped and a door banged shut .

With a small exclamation she snapped the book shut , but before she could get to her feet Marc glanced up.

II. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

can do sth with your eyes shut/closed

close/shut your ears to sth

At first, I closed my ears to what I did not want to hear.

Claudia sank down on to her bed and tried to shut her ears to the sound of him in the next room.

Don't close your ears to the world and don't give up.

He tried to close his ears to the plea.

Rincewind tried to shut his ears to the grating voice beside him.

She heard the boys hurling abuse at her, shouting to her to stop, but she shut her ears to them.

She wanted to close her ears to it.

Sometimes she even managed to shut her ears to the arguments going on around her.

close/shut your eyes to sth

We can't close our eyes to the fact that our town has a gang problem.

I've closed my eyes to your activities long enough.

If we must sometimes close our eyes to open them in the myth dimension, so be it.

On a sob Ruth swallowed hard and closed her eyes to the burning sun overhead.

On the other hand the very same development increases their tendency to close their eyes to the future.

Prayer May we never become so worldly that we close our eyes to the miracle and mystery of life.

The need to push came again, and Jane closed her eyes to concentrate.

They could not shut their eyes to the ugly and degrading side of wine-drinking and see only the delightful side.

Turning off the light, she slid back under the covers and closed her eyes to sleep fitfully until noon.

keep your mouth shut

He just doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut.

You'd better keep your mouth shut about this.

After the incident Ninham, of Hilda Street, gave both boys £5 and told them to keep their mouths shut.

For one, a mistress who kept her mouth shut.

I don't believe she could keep her mouth shut.

If I would only keep my mouth shut more often, I thought, I would fit in better everywhere.

In the end, I kept my mouth shut.

It would be best to keep our mouths shut and let justice take its course.

This is all from Gran so keep your mouth shut.

You want to be off the record, keep your mouth shut.

keep your trap shut

Tell him to keep his trap shut and let me ask the questions.

put up or shut up

shut up shop

But as shopping habits changed many traders shut up shop and moved out blaming recession, traffic restrictions and fewer bus routes.

I think we should shut up shop , if you don't mind.

It's not like being on shore where once the patients are gone you shut up shop and go home.

Keith Rodwell, Ipswich Witches' commercial manager, shuts up shop after last night's match with Wolverhampton was rained off.

They need ways of shutting up shop , or at least of enduring, when conditions are simply impossible.

Time to shut up shop and get to know each other again.

We might just as well shut up shop .

shut your trap!

shut/close the door on sth

A loss in this election will not necessarily close the door on the campaign.

Come in, lads, come in and shut the door on the fog.

Even so, Wickham was not ready to shut the door on the possibility.

Imagine asking that they close the door on me so I can see what it feels like.

It watched her, unwinking, until she reached the room behind the shop and shut the door on its crimson gaze.

Lucker murmurs something to Jasper and leads him away closing the door on me.

She closed the door on them.

The previous owner had used a bathroom off one of the bedrooms as storage and simply closed the door on it.

shut/close the stable door after the horse has bolted

squeeze your eyes shut

He squeezed his eyes shut and swore silently to give himself courage.

Isabel squeezed her eyes shut for a second.

Just in case, he also crossed his legs and squeezed his eyes shut.

She squeezed her eyes shut and clenched her fists tight.

She squeezed her eyes shut tightly, feeling the sting of tears behind her eyelids.

Shiona gripped the steering-wheel and squeezed her eyes shut and slowly counted up to ten.

The boy squeezed his eyes shut and stopped moving.

With a groan she squeezed her eyes shut.

wedge sth open/shut

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He sat with his eyes tightly shut .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Cameron was staring at the shut door.

Her eyes kept flickering shut , though, and they finally stayed closed as she gently snoozed.

I heard a car pull up in front of the apartment and heard the door slam shut .

She gives this a silken hinge and attaches gravel to its underside so that it will fall shut under its own weight.

She was snapped out of her reverie as the door clicked shut and the secretary left them alone again.

The door slammed shut and he bolted it.

The doors slammed shut and the grey van drove off towards the exit, rejoining the northward rush of motorway traffic.

Then the door slammed shut and next moment she was asleep.

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