1 close, fasten, secure, shut up; lock, bolt, seal:
Come in and shut the door.
2 shut down. close down, discontinue, cease, suspend, halt, leave off, shut up; switch or turn or shut off, stop:
We shut down operations at the Enfield factory last week. Make sure you shut down the machinery before leaving
3 shut in.
(a) confine, seclude, keep in, pen, fence in, secure:
We shut the dog in before we went out.
(b) See 6, (a), below.
4 shut off.
(a) switch or turn off, shut down, Colloq kill, douse, cut (off):
They shut off the lights while I was shaving.
(b) separate, isolate, seclude, segregate, sequester, bar, shut out, cut off, send to Coventry:
The more violent cases are shut off in another wing.
(c) close (off), shut (down):
To save on heating, we shut off part of the house in the winter.
5 shut out.
(a) exclude, eliminate, bar, debar, lock out, ban, keep out or away, disallow, prohibit:
Aliens without work permits are shut out from employment. We shut out all hooligans and rowdies.
(b) keep out, screen, exclude, block out, cut out:
This window shade shuts out the direct sunlight.
(c) screen, mask, hide, conceal, veil, cover:
The house is shut out from view by the hedge.
6 shut up.
(a)confine, shut in, coop (up), cage (in), bottle up, box in; imprison, jail, incarcerate, intern, immure:
People suspected of being subversives were shut up during the war.
(b) silence, keep quiet, stifle, mute, gag, shush, Chiefly Brit quieten:
As soon as Colin wants to say something, Sidonie shuts him up.
(c) See 1, above.
(d) See 2, above.
7 closed (up), sealed (up), locked (up), bolted, fastened:
There is not much hope of penetrating their shut minds on this issue.
1 in a closed position
be, look | bang, blow, clang, click, clunk, slam, slide, swing
The window blew shut. The elevator door slid shut.
| remain, stay | be clenched, be jammed
His jaw was clenched shut.
| bang sth, kick sth, leave sth, pull sth, slam sth, slide sth, snap sth
I'll leave the window shut for now. He slammed the case shut. She snapped shut a file on her desk.
| keep sth
The gates are always kept shut. (figurative) Afraid to ask seemingly stupid questions, I kept my mouth shut.
firmly, properly, tightly
The door was firmly shut.
2 not open to the public
The bars all look shut to me.
The park is now shut for the winter.
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