Meaning of SHUT in English


adj. 25B6; verb please shut the door : CLOSE, pull/push to, slam, fasten; put the lid on, bar, lock, secure.

open, unlock.

25A0; shut down CEASE ACTIVITY, close (down), cease operating, cease trading, be shut (down); informal fold.

25A0; shut someone/something in CONFINE, enclose, impound, shut up, pen (in/up), fence in, immure, lock up/in, cage, imprison, intern, incarcerate; N. Amer. corral.

25A0; shut someone/something out

he shut me out of the house : LOCK OUT, keep out, refuse entrance to.

she shut out the memories : BLOCK, suppress.

the bamboo shut out the light : KEEP OUT, block out, screen, veil.

25A0; shut up (informal) BE QUIET, keep quiet, hold one's tongue, keep one's lips sealed; stop talking, quieten (down); informal keep mum, button it, cut the cackle, shut it, shut your face/mouth/trap, belt up, put a sock in it, give it a rest; Brit. informal shut your gob; N. Amer. informal save it.

25A0; shut someone/something up

I haven't shut the hens up yet. : See shut someone/something in .

(informal) that should shut them up : QUIETEN (DOWN), silence, hush, shush, quiet, gag, muzzle.

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