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Definition of Shut


  1. of Shut
  2. To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth.
  3. To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade.
  4. To preclude; to exclude; to bar out.
  5. To fold together; to close over, as the fingers; to close by bringing the parts together; as, to shut the hand; to shut a book.
  6. To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard.
  7. Closed or fastened; as, a shut door.
  8. Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person.
  9. Formed by complete closure of the mouth passage, and with the nose passage remaining closed; stopped, as are the mute consonants, p, t, k, b, d, and hard g.
  10. Cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant in the same syllable, as the English short vowels, /, /, /, /, /, always are.
  11. The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door.
  12. A door or cover; a shutter.
  13. The line or place where two pieces of metal are united by welding.
More "Shut" Quotations

Shut Translations

shut in Afrikaans is toe, toemaak
shut in Danish is lukket, lukke
shut in Dutch is dichtmaken, sluiten, dichtdoen
shut in Finnish is sulkea
shut in French is fermer
shut in Italian is chiudere
shut in Portuguese is fechar, fechado
shut in Spanish is cerrar, cerrado