Meaning of SHUT in English


■ verb ( ~s , ~ting ; past and past participle ~ )

1》 move or cause to move into position to block an opening.

↘block an opening into (something) by moving a lid or similar participle

↘(usu. ~ someone/thing in/out ) confine or exclude by closing something such as a door.

↘( ~ someone out ) prevent an opponent from scoring in a game.

2》 fold or bring together the sides or parts of.

3》 make or become unavailable for business or service.

↘( ~ down or ~ something down ) cease or cause something to cease business or operation.

4》 ( ~ off or ~ something off ) stop or cause something to stop flowing or working.

5》 ( ~ up or ~ someone up ) informal stop or cause someone to stop talking.


be (or get ) ~ of informal be (or get) rid of.

~ up shop cease trading.


OE scyttan 'put (a bolt) in position to hold fast', of W. Gmc origin; related to shoot .

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