shut away

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Verb1.shut away - place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"
confine - prevent from leaving or from being removed
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w>shut away

vt sep (= put away)wegschließen; (in sth) → einschließen (→ in in +dat); (= keep locked away) books, papers etcunter Verschluss halten; (safely) → verwahren; personsverborgen halten; to keep somebody shut away from somethingjdn von etw fernhalten; he was shut away in a mental hospitaler wurde in eine Nervenklinik gesteckt; to shut oneself awaysich zurückziehen
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And though there is no laughter in this poem, it shows a power of feeling joy as well as sorrow, which makes us sad when we remember how long the poet was shut away from common human life.
This morning was he out of his mind, and in his fancy we were boy and girl again and wandering in the happy fields; and so in that innocent glad converse wandered he far and farther, still lightly gossiping, and entered into those other fields we know not of, and was shut away from mortal sight.
It it she kept her papers, and a few books, safely shut away from Scrabble, who, being likewise of a literary turn, was fond of making a circulating library of such books as were left in his way by eating the leaves.
The gorge under our feet--called Allerheiligen--afforded room in the grassy level at its head for a cozy and delightful human nest, shut away from the world and its botherations, and consequently the monks of the old times had not failed to spy it out; and here were the brown and comely ruins of their church and convent to prove that priests had as fine an instinct seven hundred years ago in ferreting out the choicest nooks and corners in a land as priests have today.
Yet it was during this obscure period that the drama was really performed; and its scene was in the heart of Esther, shut away from all eyes.
'You poor cold little crittur shut away in a drawer, are you dead or just sleeping?' she had still her editor to say grace over.
"I cannot become as I was before if I am to be always shut away in this one chamber, breathing poor air and getting no proper exercise.
They pushed the coffer under his cot, and Kim shut away Mahbub's pistol, the oilskin packet of letters, and the locked books and diaries, with a groan of relief.
And, while Boris Johnson was apparently shut away for safe keeping following his outing to Birmingham, Mr Hunt was yesterday out and about in Scotland, meeting the public and enjoying fish and chips on board a trawler.
Hudson never forgot her 'Lowborn' roots, although she tried to shut away many of her memories behind a firmly closed door.
She never forgot her roots, although she tried to shut away many of her memories behind a closed door.
Traditionally, an office keeps you shut away from the rest of the house, but try using the corner of your living room to both save space and be more social.