shut up
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ʃʌt ˈʌp/, /ʃʌʔ ˈʌp/
  • (America) IPA: /ʃʌt ˈʌp/, [ʃʌˈɾʌp]
Verb

shut up

  1. (transitive) To close (a building) so that no one can enter.
  2. (transitive) To terminate (a business).
  3. (transitive) To enclose (a person, animal or thing) in a room or other place so that it cannot leave.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde:
      "You know the doctor's ways, sir," replied Poole, "and how he shuts himself up. Well, he's shut up again in the cabinet; and I don't like it, sir—I wish I may die if I like it. Mr. Utterson, sir, I'm afraid."
  4. (transitive) To put (an object) in a secure enclosed place.
  5. (ergative) Of a person, to stop talking or (of a person or thing) making noise.
    You are talking so loud that I can't hear the music – would you mind shutting up?
    He was blathering on about something, but I managed to shut him up.
  6. (intransitive, colloquial, used only in the imperative) I don't believe it!, no way!
    I got accepted to Yale! – Shut up, really? That's awesome!
  7. (transitive, slang, dated) To murder, kill
    I just heard that your wife was trying to shut you up for the insurance money.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: запере́ть
  • Spanish: cerrar, clausurar
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: faire taire, taire
  • German: Mund stopfen, shut someone's trap: Maul stopfen
  • Italian: zittire
  • Portuguese: calar
  • Russian: заткну́ть
  • Spanish: callar
Translations Translations
  • German: halt den Mund, halt dein Maul, halt die Fresse, halt die Klappe (sg.), halt's Maul, halt den Rand
  • Italian: stai zitto, taci, zitto informal and singular, state zitti, tacete, zitti, silenzio
  • Portuguese: cala a boca, cale-se, cale a boca, cala-te
  • Russian: заткни́сь
  • Spanish: cállate la boca, cállate, cierra la boca, callad, cállanse, cállese, silencio
Translations
  • French: arrête !
  • Italian: ma va!
  • Portuguese: mentira!
Adjective

shut up

  1. Closed up or off, as in a building that no one is to enter.



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