[ US /ˈʃətˌdaʊn/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈʌtda‍ʊn/ ]
  1. termination of operations
    they regretted the closure of the day care center
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How To Use shutdown In A Sentence

  • Features include a flow fault indicator, an elapsed time indicator, automatic shutdown and a battery low indicator.
  • 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
  • Its author believes that Border's bankruptcy and massive store shutdown is a result of the dummying down of books and America's ultimate good taste. Laura Munson: Books Without Borders
  • Well, that only works if the shutdown is scheduled. How To Stop Windows From Shutting Down | Lifehacker Australia
  • The case involves URA.ru, the largest news agency in the Ural Mountains region, which has been threatened with a shutdown because of anonymous comments made on its Internet forum.
  • The shutdown is the latest in a series of painful budget measures.
  • Newt Gingrich broke a vital trust when he forced the partial government shutdown for three weeks over Christmas of 1995.
  • The emergency shutdown procedure was activated.
  • A similar investigation in Japan led to the shutdown of 17 nuclear reactors. Times, Sunday Times
  • Along with the gusty winds, torrential rains and the punishing power shutdowns, it rained snakes of all sizes and colours on the city.
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