Meaning of SHUT in English

SHUT

adj.

Pronunciation: ' sh ə t

Function: verb

Inflected Form: shut ; shut · ting

Etymology: Middle English shetten, shutten, from Old English scyttan; akin to Middle Dutch schutten to shut in, Old English sc ē otan to shoot ― more at SHOOT

Date: before 12th century

transitive verb

1 a : to move into position to close an opening < shut the lid> b : to prevent entrance to or passage to or from

2 : to confine by or as if by enclosure < shut herself in her study>

3 : to fasten with a lock or bolt

4 : to close by bringing enclosing or covering parts together < shut the eyes>

5 : to cause to cease or suspend an operation or activity ― often used with down

intransitive verb

1 : to close itself or become closed <flowers that shut at night>

2 : to cease or suspend an operation or activity ― often used with down

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.