Definition of Shut

1. Verb. Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut. "They want to shut the doors"; "Shut the window"

Exact synonyms: Close
Specialized synonyms: Snap, Slat, Bang, Slam, Shutter, Draw, Roll Up, Bung, Seal, Seal Off
Causes: Close
Related verbs: Close
Derivative terms: Closing, Closure, Shutter, Shutter, Shutting
Antonyms: Open
Also: Shut In, Shut Up

2. Adjective. Not open. "The door slammed shut"
Exact synonyms: Closed, Unopen
Also: Closed
Antonyms: Open

3. Verb. Become closed. "The doors shut "; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
Exact synonyms: Close
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Related verbs: Close
Derivative terms: Closing, Shutter
Antonyms: Open

4. Adjective. Used especially of mouth or eyes. "His eyes were shut against the sunlight"
Exact synonyms: Closed
Similar to: Blinking, Winking, Compressed, Tight, Squinched, Squinting
Antonyms: Open

5. Verb. Prevent from entering; shut out. "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
Exact synonyms: Exclude, Keep Out, Shut Out
Specialized synonyms: Curse, Excommunicate, Unchurch, Lock Out, Ostracise, Ostracize
Generic synonyms: Keep, Prevent
Antonyms: Admit
Derivative terms: Exclusion, Shutter

Definition of Shut

1. v. t. To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth.

2. v. i. To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard.

3. a. Closed or fastened; as, a shut door.

4. n. The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door.

Definition of Shut

1. Verb. (transitive) To close, to stop from being open. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To close, to stop being open. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive or intransitive chiefly British) To close a business temporarily, or (of a business) to be closed. ¹

4. Noun. (British Shropshire dialect) A narrow alley or passage acting as a short cut through the buildings between two streets. ¹

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Definition of Shut

1. to close [v SHUT, SHUTTING, SHUTS] - See also: close

Medical Definition of Shut

1. 1. Closed or fastened; as, a shut door. 2. Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person. 3. Cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant in the same syllable, as the English short vowels,

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shut

shurely shome mishtake
shusse hiro
shut (current term)
shut-in personality
shut away
shut down
shut in
shut off
shut one's face
shut one's mouth
shut out
shut the door on

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