[ UK /ʃˈʌt/ ]
[ US /ˈʃət/ ]
[ US /ˈʃət/ ]
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
move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
shut the window
Close the door
The windows closed with a loud bang
used especially of mouth or eyes
he sat quietly with closed eyes
his eyes were shut against the sunlight
the door slammed shut
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