- someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
- somewhat introverted
- confined usually by illness
How To Use shut-in In A Sentence
- The Englishman had a shut-in feeling, as though the buildings were closing in on him. COVER STORY
- You don't know how uncomfortable it is to be a shut-in unless you have been one before.
- Viewers are jokingly referred to as pasty shut-ins, lampooning assumptions about the audience for online video. BikiniZero Takes Net News to ‘Natural’ End
- After a few miles he knew he was near the shut-in valley (which we call El Cajon) and he remembered that there were Indians there who might know him. The Penance of Magdalena & Other Tales of the California Missions
- I think he also said, "Let out the sails!" but about the time that I figured out that they weren't really feeling particularly shut-in, we ran into the breakwall around the harbour. Me, on a Boat
- I do not believe he thinks critics are as valuable as people who inspire quadriplegic shut-ins to have full lives. Mostly because they are not.
- I do not believe he thinks critics are as valuable as people who inspire quadriplegic shut-ins to have full lives.
- Enter shut-in Welton, a plague infected "dragger" who lives (barely) in the basement as a cog in that mysterious wheel. REVIEW: Ball Peen Hammer by Adam Rapp & George O'Connor
- After spending a long, hard winter as a gym rat shut-in, you're probably hot to trot outdoors.
- What with water problems indoors and the horrid wet weather outdoors, it's been a shut-in day once more.