To shut up

To close; to make fast the entrances into; as, to shut up a house.
To obstruct
To inclose; to confine; to imprison; to fasten in; as, to shut up a prisoner.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
to cease speaking.
- T. Hughes.

See also: Shut, Shut, Shut, Shut

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Chirac's Brezhnev-like instruction to them to shut up and not attempt to meddle in the affairs of grown-ups rightly infuriated them, and the joint Franco-German-Russian approach to the Iraq question just as rightly worries them.
So why might the governments of the accession countries choose to shut up rather than stay out?
But these women, and the parishioners who support them, are flatly refusing to shut up and cooperate in the face of what they perceive as a grave injustice.