Shut meaning

shŭt
Shut is defined as to close or fasten.

An example of shut is to close a window.

An example of shut is to attach the lid to the top of a container.

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To confine in a closed space.

Shut them in a cage.

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To block entrance to or exit from; close.

Shut a corridor.

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To exclude from a closed space.

Shut the cats out of the house.

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To fold up or bring together the parts of.

Shut the book.

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To cause to stop operating.

Shut down a restaurant; a school that was shut for the vacation.

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To stop operating, especially automatically.

The electricity shuts off at midnight.

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The act or time of shutting.
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To close (an opening, passage, container, etc.)
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To fold up or bring together the parts of (an umbrella, a book, the mouth, etc.)
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To stop or suspend the operation of (a business, school, etc.)
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To move to a closed position; be or become shut.
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Closed, fastened, or secured.
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The act or time of shutting or closing; close.
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The connecting line between two pieces of welded metal.
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To close, to stop from being open.

Please shut the door.

The light was so bright I had to shut my eyes.

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(intransitive) To close, to stop being open.

If you wait too long, the automatic door will shut.

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(intransitive, chiefly UK) To close a business temporarily, or (of a business) to be closed.

The pharmacy is shut on Sunday.

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To preclude; to exclude; to bar out.
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The act or time of shutting; close.

The shut of a door.

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A door or cover; a shutter.

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The line or place where two pieces of metal are welded together.
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(UK, Shropshire dialect) A narrow alley or passage acting as a short cut through the buildings between two streets.
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To move or become moved so as to block passage; close.

A door that shuts by itself.

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The line of connection between welded pieces of metal.
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shut (one's) eyes to
  • To refuse to consider or acknowledge:.
    Administrators who shut their eyes to pervasive corruption.
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shut down
  • To close by lowering.
  • To descend and envelop or darken a place.
  • To cease or cause to cease operating; close (a factory, etc.).
  • To bring to an end or restrict severely (with on or upon).
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shut in
  • To surround or enclose; hem in.
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shut of
  • Rid of; free from.
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shut off
  • To prevent the passage of (electricity, steam, etc.).
  • To prevent passage through (a road, faucet, etc.).
  • To separate; isolate.
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shut out
  • To deny entrance or admission to; exclude (sound, a view, etc.).
  • To prevent (an opposing side or team) from scoring in a game or from winning even one game in a series of games.
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shut up
  • To enclose, confine, or imprison.
  • To close all the entrances to.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

shut (one's) eyes to
shut of

Origin of shut

  • Middle English shutten from Old English scyttan skeud- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English shutten, shetten, from Old English scyttan (“to cause rapid movement, shoot a bolt, shut, bolt, shut to, discharge a debt, pay off"), from Proto-Germanic *skutjanÄ…, *skuttjanÄ… (“to bar, bolt"), from Proto-Germanic *skuttÄ…, *skuttjō (“bar, bolt, shed"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keud- (“to drive, fall upon, rush"). Cognate with Dutch schutten (“to shut in, lock up"), German schützen (“to shut out, dam, protect, guard").
    From Wiktionary
  • Variation of chute or shute (archaic, related to shoot) from Old English scÄ“otan.
    From Wiktionary