Meaning of SHUT in English

SHUT

I. ˈshət verb

( shut ; shut·ting )

Etymology: Middle English shetten, shutten, from Old English scyttan; akin to Middle Dutch schutten to shut in, Old English scēotan 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

II. adjective

Date: 15th century

1. : closed, fastened, or folded together

2. : rid , clear , free — usually used with of

III. noun

Date: 1667

: the act of shutting

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