(third-person singular simple present shuts up, present participle shutting up, simple past and past participle shut up)
- To close (a building) so that no one can enter.
- To terminate (a business).
- To enclose (a person, animal or thing) in a room or other place so that it cannot leave.
- To put (an object) in a secure enclosed place.
- (ergative) Of a person, to stop talking or (of a person or thing) making noise.
- You are talking so loud that I can't hear the music "” would you mind shutting up?
- He was blathering on about something, but I managed to shut him up.
- (intransitive, colloquial, used only in the imperative) I don't believe it!, no way!
- "I got accepted to Yale!" / "Shut up, really? That's awesome!"