shut: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (shut), [key]
? v., adj., n. shut, shut•ting,
- to put (a door, cover, etc.) in position to close or obstruct.
- to close the doors of (often fol. by up): to shut up a shop for the night.
- to close (something) by bringing together or folding its parts: Shut your book. Shut the window!
- to confine; enclose: to shut a bird into a cage.
- to bar; exclude: They shut him from their circle.
- to cause (a business, factory, store, etc.) to end or suspend operations: He shut his store, sold his house, and moved away. We're shutting the office for two weeks in June.
- to bolt; bar.
- to become shut or closed; close.
- The fog shut down rapidly.
- to settle over so as to envelop or darken:The fog shut down rapidly.
- to close, esp. temporarily, as a factory; cease manufacturing or business operations.
- Also,shut down onupon.Informal.to hinder; check; stop.
- She broke her leg in a fall and has been shut in for several weeks.
- to enclose.
- to confine, as from illness:She broke her leg in a fall and has been shut in for several weeks.
- an outpost almost completely shut off from civilization.
- to stop the passage of (water, traffic, electricity, etc.); close off.
- to isolate; separate:an outpost almost completely shut off from civilization.
- to keep from entering; exclude.
- to hide from view.
- to prevent (an opponent or opposing team) from scoring, as in a game of baseball.
- I thought the neighbors would never shut up and let me sleep.
- to imprison; confine.
- to close entirely.
- to stop talking; become silent:I thought the neighbors would never shut up and let me sleep.
- to stop (someone) from talking; silence.
- closed; fastened up: a shut door.
- free of; rid of: He wished he were shut of all his debts.
- the act or time of shutting or closing.
- the line where two pieces of welded metal are united.
- shut (Thesaurus)