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|Verb||1.||shut in - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"|
border, environ, surround, skirt, ring - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
swallow up, eat up, immerse, swallow, bury - enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
bank - enclose with a bank; "bank roads"
encapsulate - enclose in a capsule or other small container
cordon off, rope in, rope off - divide by means of a rope; "The police roped off the area where the crime occurred"
casket - enclose in a casket
corral - enclose in a corral; "corral the horses"
To move (a door, for example) in order to cover an opening:
shut off or out
1. To exclude from normal social or professional activities:
2. To keep from being admitted, included, or considered: