Pronunciation Verb

shut (shuts, present participle shutting; past shut, past participle shut)

  1. (transitive) To close, to stop from being open.
    Please shut the door.
    The light was so bright I had to shut my eyes.
  2. (intransitive) To close, to stop being open.
    If you wait too long, the automatic door will shut.
  3. (transitive or intransitive, chiefly, British) To close a business temporarily, or (of a business) to be closed.
    The pharmacy is shut on Sunday.
  4. (transitive) To confine in an enclosed area.
    I shut the cat in the kitchen before going out.
  5. (transitive) To catch or snag in the act of shutting something.
    He's just shut his finger in the door.
  6. To preclude; to exclude; to bar out.
    • shut from every shore
Translations Adjective

shut (not comparable)

  1. Closed.
    A shut door barred our way into the house.
  2. (linguistics, phonetics) Synonym of close#English|close

shut (plural shuts)

  1. The act or time of shutting; close.
    the shut of a door
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 8”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      Just then returnd at shut of Evening Flours.
  2. A door or cover; a shutter.
  3. The line or place where two pieces of metal are welded together.

shut (plural shuts)

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