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shut·down

 (shŭt′doun′)
n.
A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory. Also called closedown.

shutdown

(ˈʃʌtˌdaʊn)
n
(Commerce)
a. the closing of a factory, shop, etc
b. (as modifier): shutdown costs.
vb (adverb)
1. to cease or cause to cease operation
2. (tr) to close by lowering
3. (Physical Geography) (tr) (of fog) to descend and envelop
4. (intr; foll by on or upon) informal to put a stop to; clamp down on
5. (Nuclear Physics) (tr) to reduce the power level of (a nuclear reactor) to the lowest possible value

shut•down

(ˈʃʌtˌdaʊn)

n.
a suspension or stoppage of function or operation.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shutdown - termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
plant closing - act of shutting down operation of a plant
bank closing - act of closing down a bank because of a fiscal emergency or failure
layoff - the act of laying off an employee or a work force
Translations

shutdown

[ˈʃʌtdaʊn] N
1. [of factory, shop, business] → cierre m
2. (Ftbl) (also winter shutdown) suspensión temporal de la actividad futbolística durante las semanas más inclementes del invierno

shutdown

[ˈʃʌtdaʊn] nfermeture fshut-eye shuteye [ˈʃʌtaɪ] n (= sleep) to get some shut-eye → dormir un peu

shutdown

[ˈʃʌtˌdaʊn] nchiusura
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