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Definitions of shut

  1. not open; " the door slammed shut"
  2. used especially of mouth or eyes; " he sat quietly with closed eyes"; " his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
  3. prevent from entering; shut out; " The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; " This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
  4. move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; " Close the door"; " shut the window"
  5. become closed; " The windows closed with a loud bang"
  6. of Shut
  7. To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth.
  8. To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade.
  9. To preclude; to exclude; to bar out.
  10. To fold together; to close over, as the fingers; to close by bringing the parts together; as, to shut the hand; to shut a book.
  11. To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard.
  12. Closed or fastened; as, a shut door.
  13. Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person.
  14. Formed by complete closure of the mouth passage, and with the nose passage remaining closed; stopped, as are the mute consonants, p, t, k, b, d, and hard g.
  15. The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door.
  16. A door or cover; a shutter.
  17. The line or place where two pieces of metal are united by welding.
  18. Cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant in the same syllable, as the English short vowels, always are.
  19. To close so as to prevent entrance or exit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country; exclude; to fold or close together, as an umbrella or a book; to imprison or confine: with in, up, within, etc.; as, to shut up a convict.
  20. To become closed.
  21. Shut.
  22. Shutting.
  23. To close, as a door: to forbid entrance into: to contract or close.
  24. To close itself:- pr. p. shutting; pa. t. and pa. p. shut.
  25. To close.
  26. To close; stop; obstruct.
  27. To bar out; excude.
  28. To keep in; confine.
  29. To obscure; hide.
  30. To be closed.
  31. Made fast or closed.
  32. Rid; dull; stopped.
  33. The act of closing; a shutter. To shut in, to confine. To shut out, to exclude. To shut up, to close; to obstruct; to confine; to conclude.
  34. To close; to bar; to exclude.
  35. To close itself; to be closed.
  36. To close so as to prevent entrance or exit; to close or stop up for defence or security; to forbid entrance into; to contract; not to keep expanded; to close itself.
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Usage examples for shut

  1. " Perhaps I shall get into trouble again for it," he said, " and be shut up for a year- perhaps for more. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  2. " Now remember, every one of you, to shut the door just as soon as you are in. – Winning His Way by Charles Carleton Coffin
  3. Was it not certain to be shut when we wanted to return? – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  4. We shall shut you up together to talk things over. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  5. Shut the door, and sit down and let's talk of many things." – The Gem Collector by P. G. Wodehouse
  6. Tell me about my son; for I cannot shut my heart upon him. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  7. She shut her eyes and looked in on her past. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  8. She shut the door. – The Pioneers by Katharine Susannah Prichard
  9. Please go out, dear, and shut the door. – An Ambitious Man by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  10. Please, sir, the boy said, would you have me shut up in another place? – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  11. I'm tellin' you, again, keep your mouth shut about her." – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  12. But we will shut you out of the country yet. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  13. All her life she had noticed that her mother shut her eyes when she wanted to think. – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  14. She got into the carriage, and I shut the door, and she said, 'Home, Moysey! – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  15. Shut to that door! – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. Then I got up and shut it. – The Upper Berth by Francis Marion Crawford
  17. Stand on one side, and be ready to shut the window to as soon as I get him outside. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  18. Shut it, I say!" – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. Is the door shut Rodd? – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  20. I can't die here shut up with all these sick people. – Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice
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