shut in

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shut in - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
tuck, insert - fit snugly into; "insert your ticket into the slot"; "tuck your shirttail in"
wall in, wall up - enclose with a wall
bower, embower - enclose in a bower
border, environ, surround, skirt, ring - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
enshrine, shrine - enclose in a shrine; "the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral"
encase, incase, case - enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud"
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"
frame, frame in, border - enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture"
glass in, glass - enclose with glass; "glass in a porch"
bank - enclose with a bank; "bank roads"
dike, dyke - enclose with a dike; "dike the land to protect it from water"
encapsulate - enclose in a capsule or other small container
fence, fence in - enclose with a fence; "we fenced in our yard"
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"
fort, fortify - enclose by or as if by a fortification
hedge in, hedge - enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"


To move (a door, for example) in order to cover an opening:
phrasal verb
shut in
To confine within a limited area:
cage, coop (in or up), enclose, fence (in), immure, mew (up), pen, shut up, wall (in or up).
phrasal verb
shut off or out
To cut off from sight:
phrasal verb
shut out
1. To exclude from normal social or professional activities:
2. To keep from being admitted, included, or considered:
3. To rid one's mind of:
phrasal verb
shut up
1. To confine within a limited area:
cage, coop (in or up), enclose, fence (in), immure, mew (up), pen, shut in, wall (in or up).
2. To enclose so as to hinder or prohibit escape:
3. To cause to become silent:

w>shut in

vt sepeinschließen (also fig), → einsperren (inf) (→ prep obj, -to in +dat); close the door and shut the heat inschließe die Tür, damit die Wärme drinnen bleibt
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Talos Energy Inc, Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp on Tuesday evacuated employees and shut in several platforms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Work in April was particularly light, with only 894,000 barrels per day (bpd) of capacity offline, compared with a million bpd shut in the five-year average.
This is in contrast to the situation in recent years, when attacks by rebel groups and vandalism in the Niger Delta used to cause the operators there to shut in many of their fields and, as a result, the country's petroleum output declined considerably.