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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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Quotes of shut

  1. He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him. – Abu Bakr
  2. It's okay to be fat. So you're fat. Just be fat and shut up about it. – Roseanne Barr
  3. He would still see it as his duty to shut up and get on with it, not cause any trouble. In our own time we've made a hero of the rebel, and it's more heroic to speak up. – Eddie Campbell
  4. It's been all over the press, and schools are deciding to shut it down. We released a public announcement saying that we had some potential solutions that we were working with, and once we had something concrete we would start implementing it and approach schools. – Shawn Fanning
  5. Look, just tell me where that lemon came from and I'll shut up and go away. – Ricky Gervais
  6. My body started to shut down. I got really, really ill. When you're starving yourself, you can't concentrate. I was like a walking zombie, like the walking dead. I was just consumed with what I would eat, what I wouldn't eat. – Tracey Gold
  7. Shut up and lace up. – L. M. Heroux
  8. Because my love for you is beyond words, I decided to shut up. – Nizar Qabbani
  9. Always do sober what you said you'd do when you were drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut – Charles Scribner, Jr.
  10. And I found that when I built my own place and just shut the door, the creativity was endless. – Billy Sherwood
  11. I began to see during the civil war, in that part of the states of Missouri and Kansas where the doctors were shut out, the children did not die. – Andrew Taylor Still
  12. I think for Beecher specifically, Keller was with him when his wife died. Beecher had decided after he first got into prison that he had to shut off everybody. You can't let anybody in and you have to become like them and you have to be threatening and all that. – Lee Tergesen
  13. When even one American- who has done nothing wrong- is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth- then all Americans are in peril. – Harry S. Truman
  14. Today's China is not in the least shut out from the rest of the world. Trends come to us from all over the world. And the Internet is really developed in China. We get news from all over the world. – Zhang Ziyi

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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