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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.

Shut Quotations

It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave.
Tupac Shakur

I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin

I just kind of opened up and said, 'I feel like a rag doll. I have hair and makeup people coming to my house every day and putting me in new, uncomfortable, weird dresses and expensive shoes, and I just shut down and raise my arms up for them to get the dress on, and pout my lips when they need to put the lipstick on.'
Jennifer Lawrence

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.
George Bernard Shaw

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
Neil Armstrong
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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
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