shut in

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Verb1.shut in - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
tuck, insert - fit snugly into; "insert your ticket into the slot"; "tuck your shirttail in"
wall in, wall up - enclose with a wall
bower, embower - enclose in a bower
border, environ, surround, skirt, ring - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
enshrine, shrine - enclose in a shrine; "the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral"
encase, incase, case - enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud"
swallow up, eat up, immerse, swallow, bury - enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
frame, frame in, border - enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture"
glass in, glass - enclose with glass; "glass in a porch"
bank - enclose with a bank; "bank roads"
dike, dyke - enclose with a dike; "dike the land to protect it from water"
encapsulate - enclose in a capsule or other small container
fence, fence in - enclose with a fence; "we fenced in our yard"
cordon off, rope in, rope off - divide by means of a rope; "The police roped off the area where the crime occurred"
casket - enclose in a casket
corral - enclose in a corral; "corral the horses"
fort, fortify - enclose by or as if by a fortification
hedge in, hedge - enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"


To move (a door, for example) in order to cover an opening:
phrasal verb
shut in
To confine within a limited area:
cage, coop (in or up), enclose, fence (in), immure, mew (up), pen, shut up, wall (in or up).
phrasal verb
shut off or out
To cut off from sight:
phrasal verb
shut out
1. To exclude from normal social or professional activities:
2. To keep from being admitted, included, or considered:
3. To rid one's mind of:
phrasal verb
shut up
1. To confine within a limited area:
cage, coop (in or up), enclose, fence (in), immure, mew (up), pen, shut in, wall (in or up).
2. To enclose so as to hinder or prohibit escape:
3. To cause to become silent:

w>shut in

vt sepeinschließen (also fig), → einsperren (inf) (→ prep obj, -to in +dat); close the door and shut the heat inschließe die Tür, damit die Wärme drinnen bleibt
References in classic literature ?
As Rose stood looking in that direction, and wondering if a rat had got shut in, the door of the case swung slowly open, and with a great start she saw a bony arm lifted, and a bony finger beckon to her.
I always had an idea that Como was a vast basin of water, like Tahoe, shut in by great mountains.
Ay, truly, he had shut it - shut in his money, his escape, his future life - shut it with these hands, and none could now open it