Definition of Shut out

1. 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
Specialized synonyms: Curse, Excommunicate, Unchurch, Lock Out, Ostracise, Ostracize
Generic synonyms: Keep, Prevent
Antonyms: Admit
Derivative terms: Exclusion, Shutter

Definition of Shut out

1. Noun. (alternative form of shutout) ¹

2. Verb. (sports) To prevent from scoring; to perform a shutout. ¹

3. Verb. To close a door on someone, or to exclude. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shut Out

shusse hiro
shut-in personality
shut away
shut down
shut in
shut off
shut one's face
shut one's mouth
shut out (current term)
shut the door on
shut up
shut up(p)
shut up shop

Literary usage of Shut out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of Tammany Hall by Gustavus Myers (1901)
"... in 1828 the Sachems had bought back a lease on the building in order to shut out the Adams men. The lease had again been let, but under restrictions ..."

2. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Askew Fell Fox (1839)
"They who go from the light, ' are shut out and condemned, though they profess all the scriptures de- ' clared from it. Therefore walk in the light, ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"... that flanked the highway towered overhead, and well-nigh shut out the remnant of the dying day. Night dropped her black pall over the earth as he ..."

4. Table Talk: And Other Poems by William Cowper (1817)
"Me poetry (or rather notes that aim Feebly and vainly at poetic fame) Employs, shut out from more important views, Fast by the banks of the slow winding ..."

5. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1918)
"shut out The door was shut. I looked between Its iron bars; and saw it lie, My garden, mine, beneath the sky, Pied with all flowers bedewed and green. ..."

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