[ UK /ʃˈʌtɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃətɪŋ/ ]
  1. the act of closing something
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How To Use shutting In A Sentence

  • Gwen flashed an angry look at her and went around her to the door, shutting it tightly behind her.
  • He falls into a stupor, into utter oblivion of the world about him, becomes in turn excited and confused, his senses begin to functionate in a fallacious manner, and he thus succeeds in shutting out from consciousness, for the time being at least, the entire unbearable situation. Studies in Forensic Psychiatry
  • In fact the survey question made no mention of shutting out vehicles, nor denying access to a major section of the Desert Park and to the gullies.
  • And then, I will consider shutting down discussions, by deleting, that I consider to be drawing the discussion offtrack, especially if I think this is being done intentionally. No more Feminism 101 here
  • Give 'Em Hell, Harry - And Get Answers to These Specific Questions yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' Give \'Em Hell, Harry - And Get Answers to These Specific Questions '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Give-\'Em-Hell Harry Reid today did a great service to America today by standing up, shutting down the Senate and demanding answers about how and why the Bush administration lied to America about the Iraq "threat" in the lead up to the war. Give 'Em Hell, Harry - And Get Answers to These Specific Questions
  • And he who were pleasantly disposed could not well avoid to liken it to the exploit of that gallant man who thought to pound up the crows by shutting his park gate.
  • Other forms of attack include shutting companies' systems down and demanding a ransom to get them working again. Times, Sunday Times
  • Shutting down and egressing from the aircraft while on the catapult would have been the most conservative course of action.
  • He gave me a lopsided grin, and walked into his room, shutting the door after him.
  • It was blowing a gale and he was shutting up early. The Sun
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