shut down

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Verb1.shut down - cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop"
adjourn, retire, withdraw - break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
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w>shut down

vt sep shop, factoryzumachen (inf), → schließen; computer, reactorherunterfahren; (Comput) Windows® etcbeenden; reactorabschalten; operationsstilllegen; Heathrow is completely shut downHeathrow ist vollkommen zu or dicht (inf)
vi (shop, factory etc)zumachen (inf), → schließen; (reactor)sich abschalten; (engine)sich ausschalten; (resort)Betrieb einstellen; the television service shuts down at midnightum Mitternacht ist Sendeschluss im Fernsehen


(ʃat) present participle ˈshutting: past tense, past participle shut verb
1. to move (a door, window, lid etc) so that it covers or fills an opening; to move (a drawer, book etc) so that it is no longer open. Shut that door, please!; Shut your eyes and don't look.
2. to become closed. The window shut with a bang.
3. to close and usually lock (a building etc) eg at the end of the day or when people no longer work there. The shops all shut at half past five; There's a rumour that the factory is going to be shut.
4. to keep in or out of some place or keep away from someone by shutting something. The dog was shut inside the house.
shut down (of a factory etc) to close or be closed, for a time or permanently: There is a rumour going round that the factory is going to (be) shut down (noun ˈshut-down)
shut off
1. to stop an engine working, a liquid flowing etc. I'll need to shut the gas off before I repair the fire.
2. to keep away (from); to make separate (from). He shut himself off from the rest of the world.
shut up
1. to (cause to) stop speaking. Tell them to shut up!; That'll shut him up!
2. to close and lock. It's time to shut up the shop.

shut down

يَقْفِلُ zavřít lukke ned stilllegen σταματώ τη λειτουργία cerrar lakkauttaa fermer zatvoriti chiudere 閉鎖する 폐업하다 afsluiten koble ut zamknąć encerrar закрывать(ся) lägga ner ปิดถาวร kapatmak đóng cửa 停业
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But all the Nurse did was to shut down the window and call for help, and the dogs of the house came rushing out.
For her canning factory shut down! Marija would about as soon have expected to see the sun shut down--the huge establishment had been to her a thing akin to the planets and the seasons.
Killed and hoisted on deck for the sake of his skin, one of these sharks almost took poor Queequeg's hand off, when he tried to shut down the dead lid of his murderous jaw.
Then he shut down the window and turned his chair to face the room, for the sun was sinking behind the tree-tops and it was growing cool.
I sauntered on the road back to Barkingham for about five minutes, then struck off sharp for the plantation, lighted my lantern with the help of my cigar and a brimstone match of that barbarous period, shut down the slide again, and made for the garden wall.
Well, when the dark shut down, in the rugged hills, that poor little chap had been tearing around in the saddle all day, and I noticed by the slack knee-pressure that she was tired and tottery, and I got dreadfully afraid; but every time I tried to slow down and let her go to sleep, so I could stop, she hurried me up again; and so, sure enough, at last over she went!
Only the lid of the case containing the carpets would not shut down. A few more things might have been taken out, but Natasha insisted on having her own way.
Jerry shut down the trap and slashed his oat-fed horse.
He did not realize it, because it was too terrible to him to realize his actual position, and he shut down and locked and sealed up in his heart that secret place where lay hid his feelings towards his family, that is, his wife and son.
We took and lined her with dough, and set her in the coals, and loaded her up with rag rope, and put on a dough roof, and shut down the lid, and put hot embers on top, and stood off five foot, with the long handle, cool and comfortable, and in fifteen minutes she turned out a pie that was a satisfac- tion to look at.
But just when they expected to make the shoals by the Virgin the fog shut down, and they anchored, surrounded by the tinklings of invisible bells.
His hand shut down quickly over the questioning fingers on his sleeves.