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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
References in classic literature ?
But all the Nurse did was to shut down the window and call for help, and the dogs of the house came rushing out.
As nearly all the canning establishments were shut down, and all the girls hunting work, it will be readily understood that Marija did not find any.
Killed and hoisted on deck for the sake of his skin, one of these sharks almost took poor Queequeg's hand off, when he tried to shut down the dead lid of his murderous jaw.
Then he shut down the window and turned his chair to face the room, for the sun was sinking behind the tree-tops and it was growing cool.