To shut out

to preclude from entering; to deny admission to; to exclude; as, to shut out rain by a tight roof.

See also: Shut

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Fraser Forster will try to shut out any thoughts of bettering last season's achievements at Celtic because he reckons it could drive him insane.
DARREN RANDOLPH last night vowed to shut out Hearts on Sunday and help Motherwell maintain their sizzling start to the season.
ICT have failed to shut out the opposition in the league this season and it's the main reason they sit at the foot of the table.