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shut

 (shŭt)
v. shut, shut·ting, shuts
v.tr.
1.
a. To move (a door or lid, for example) so as to block passage through an opening.
b. To fasten with a lock, catch, or latch: shut the cabinet.
2. To block entrance to or exit from; close: shut a corridor.
3. To confine in a closed space: shut them in a cage.
4. To exclude from a closed space: shut the cats out of the house.
5. To fold up or bring together the parts of: shut the book.
6. To cause to stop operating: shut down a restaurant; a school that was shut for the vacation.
v.intr.
1. To move or become moved so as to block passage; close: a door that shuts by itself.
2. To stop operating, especially automatically: The electricity shuts off at midnight.
n.
1. The act or time of shutting.
2. The line of connection between welded pieces of metal.
Phrasal Verbs:
shut off
1. To stop the flow or passage of; cut off: shut off the hot water by closing a valve.
2. To close off; isolate: loners who shut themselves off from the community.
shut out Sports
To prevent (an opponent) from scoring any runs or points.
shut up
1. To cause (someone) to stop speaking; silence.
2. To stop speaking.
Idiom:
shut (one's) eyes to
To refuse to consider or acknowledge: administrators who shut their eyes to pervasive corruption.

[Middle English shutten, from Old English scyttan; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.]

shut up

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) to prevent all access to
2. (tr) to confine or imprison
3. informal to cease to talk or make a noise or cause to cease to talk or make a noise: often used in commands
4. (Horse Racing) (intr) (of horses in a race) to cease through exhaustion from maintaining a racing pace
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shut up - refuse to talk or stop talkingshut up - refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"
2.shut up - 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
3.shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
shush - silence (someone) by uttering `shush!'
conquer, inhibit, stamp down, suppress, subdue, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
lull, calm down - become quiet or less intensive; "the fighting lulled for a moment"
shout down - silence or overwhelm by shouting
pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down, quieten, hush - become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
gag, muzzle - prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged"
Adj.1.shut up - closely confined
confined - not free to move about

shut

verb
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:
Translations
صهيَتَوَقَّف عن الكَلام، يُقْفِل فَمَهيَسْكُتُيُقْفِل
mlčetzavřítzmlknout
få til at tie stillehold mundholde mundlukke
encerrarhacer callarcallar la bocacallarsecállate
lukitaolla hiljaasulkeateljetävangita
zašutjeti
loka og læsaòagna; òagga niîur í e-m; haltu kjafti!
うるさいお静かにお黙りたたむだまれ
입 다물다
hålla käften
หุบปาก
susmakçenesini kapatmakkapatmakkonuşmamak
câm mồm

w>shut up

vt sep
houseverschließen ? shop
(= imprison)einsperren; you can’t spend your whole life shut up in librariesSie können sich doch nicht Ihr ganzes Leben lang in Bibliotheken vergraben
(inf: = silence) → zum Schweigen bringen; that’ll soon shut him updas wird ihm schon den Mund stopfen (inf); every time I try to say something she always tries to shut me upjedes Mal, wenn ich etwas sagen will, fährt sie mir über den Mund
vi (inf)den Mund or die Klappe halten (inf); shut up!halt die Klappe! (inf); (= you can’t be serious)das meinst du nicht im Ernst!

shut

(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.
adjective
closed.
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 up

يَسْكُتُ zmlknout holde mund den Mund halten σωπαίνω callarse olla hiljaa se taire zašutjeti tacere 黙る 입 다물다 zwijgen ti stille zamknąć się calar a boca, calar-se заткнуться hålla käften หุบปาก susmak câm mồm 闭嘴
References in classic literature ?
Loker shut up his mouth, and listened to him with gruff and surly attention.
Tell me your history and how you came to be shut up in that vase.
The rabbit babies in the oven woke up trembling; perhaps it was fortunate they were shut up inside.