[ 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

  • My poor Lirriper was a handsome figure of a man, with a beaming eye and a voice as mellow as a musical instrument made of honey and steel, but he had ever been a free liver being in the commercial travelling line and travelling what he called a limekiln road — “a dry road, Emma my dear,” my poor Lirriper says to me, “where I have to lay the dust with one drink or another all day long and half the night, and it wears me Emma” — and this led to his running through a good deal and might have run through the turnpike too when that dreadful horse that never would stand still for a single instant set off, but for its being night and the gate shut and consequently took his wheel, my poor Lirriper and the gig smashed to atoms and never spoke afterwards. Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings
  • Only a bit of string looped round a nail in the doorpost held it shut.
  • They put out a plan that adds up, leaves no ox ungored and should shut up anyone who says the deficit can be contained by cutting waste, fraud, abuse and foreign aid. Two Tests of a Gridlock Mentality
  • The embassy had been shut down due to Mongolia's support for South Korea's "sunshine policy" of conciliation toward the North.
  • T.e Saints D received a couple of cheap calls againt Farve, but the refs made it up with the "mystery" defensive pass interference call in O/T. Shutdown Corner Yahoo! Sports - Top News
  • 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.
  • 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.
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