shut in

  1. surround completely
    Darkness enclosed him
    They closed in the porch with a fence
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How To Use shut in In A Sentence

  • Engineers from British Waterways, which manages canals across the country, are carrying out an extensive study on the possible re-opening of the waterway which shut in 1922.
  • The cat was shut in the garage all night.
  • The dog howled when it was shut in the house.
  • Without ceremony, the woman slammed the door shut in my face.
  • We had to continually step over it and we had to keep our mouths shut in case we swallowed some of the hundreds of bluebottles swarming around the dirt.
  • Porters, hucksters, errand boys went through with basket and handbarrow, passing across aisles and nave before the very screen that shut in choir and altar. Sea-Dogs All! A Tale of Forest and Sea
  • So I keep my trap shut in the café while Neo and his painfully cool friends rave over what we've just seen.
  • For most of the day they're shut in a darkened cupboard while Mrs Mooney works as a supermarket cleaner.
  • I suspect those who succeed in humiliating people this way probably deserve to be single and shut in their boxy homes watching DVDs while growing fat on ice cream.
  • And how was the sunshine that gilded her fine counte-nance, shut in! Sir Charles Grandison
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