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1. See lockout.
2. Sports A game in which one side does not score.


1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a less common word for a lockout. See lock out3
2. (General Sporting Terms) sport a game in which the opposing team does not score
vb (tr, adverb)
3. to keep out or exclude
4. to conceal from sight: we planted trees to shut out the view of the road.
5. (General Sporting Terms) to prevent (an opponent) from scoring



1. an act or instance of shutting out.
2. the state of being shut out.
a. a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball.
b. any game in which one side does not score.
[1850–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shutout - a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"


A. N
1. (US) (= lockout) → cierre m patronal
2. (Brit) (Sport) the goalkeeper had ten successive shutoutsel portero salió imbatido en diez partidos sucesivos
B. CPD shutout bid Ndeclaración f aplastante
shutout record Nrécord m de imbatibilidad
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The right-hander from Stanford allowed just one hit and struck out six without a walk in 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball before giving way to Nick Schumacher.
He pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings, retiring 10 in a row at one point.
Colorado pulled goalie Semyon Varlamov for an extra attacker with five minutes remaining but couldn't avert its first shutout of the season.
Marist 10, LaPine 0: Tahne Apo and Jessica Stambaugh scored two goals apiece to lead the Spartans to the shutout over the Hawks.
In other games, Cal State Northridge's three-game winning streak was halted in a 3-2 Big West Conference loss at Long Beach State, and Pepperdine suffered its third straight shutout defeat, falling 1-0 in overtime at UNLV.
Tantasqua 3, Auburn 0: The visiting Warriors (11-7, 10-4) clinched the SWCL Central with a shutout of the Rockets (4-10-4, 4-9-4).
Gutierrez (3-0), who threw a one-hit shutout Monday, did not allow a run in 12 innings at the World Series.
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