[ UK /ʃˈʌt/ ]
[ US /ˈʃət/ ]
  1. 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
  2. move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    shut the window
    Close the door
  3. become closed
    The windows closed with a loud bang
  1. used especially of mouth or eyes
    he sat quietly with closed eyes
    his eyes were shut against the sunlight
  2. not open
    the door slammed shut
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How To Use shut In A Sentence

  • Deirdre cast him one last look, then shut her eyes tight.
  • A window slammed shut in the wind.
  • The pilot shut off the motors and glided down to the landing field.
  • The embassy had been shut down due to Mongolia's support for South Korea's "sunshine policy" of conciliation toward the North.
  • He reached up with a hooked pole to roll down the metal shutter.
  • Service providers haven't completely snapped their wallets shut, but the emphasis for the near-term will be on controlled spending as they look for ways to grow revenues.
  • Air in free fall does not convect, which means that everything that heats up has to be cooled by fans; the space shuttle is LOUD inside. 8/4/08: Launch Pad, day 5
  • The double nosewheel straddled the slots in the deck where the shuttle ran. THE SHADOWS OF POWER
  • But their brief respite in the conditioned air of the shuttle made that first step outside a gasper. Cattle Town
  • Many shops and businesses were shut while crowds blocked traffic and chanted anti-government slogans. Times, Sunday Times
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