shutdown (plural shutdowns)

  1. The action of stopping operations; a closing, of a computer, business, event, etc.
    You need to enter your password at startup, but it's not required at shutdown.
  2. A statement, insult, etc. that prevents the opponent from replying further.
    When he insulted me, my reply was such a shutdown that he left the room.
  3. An autistic response to stress, etc. where the individual becomes silent and motionless.
Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.009
Offline English dictionary