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shut

shut

 
 
pronunciation:
shuht
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
shut down, shut off, shut up
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shut, shuts, shutting
definition 1: to close (a door, window, or the like).
synonyms:
close
antonyms:
open
similar words:
fasten, seal, secure
definition 2: to close (a book or the like) by folding the parts together.
synonyms:
close
antonyms:
open
similar words:
fold
definition 3: to cause (a business or the like) to stop operating.
synonyms:
close
antonyms:
open, set up
definition 4: to put into a particular confined place.
The burglars shut him in the closet.
synonyms:
confine, enclose
antonyms:
free
similar words:
barricade, cage, coop up, corral, fence, impound, imprison, incarcerate, lock in, pen, restrict
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move or be moved into a closed position.
synonyms:
close
antonyms:
open
similar words:
fasten, fold, lock
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phrase: shut down
phrase: shut off
phrase: shut up