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shut down (or shut something down)

Definition of shut down or shut something down in English:

Cease (or cause something to cease) business or operation: the plant’s operators decided to shut down the reactor
More example sentences
  • The 50-year-old solicitor's career has been in tatters since he lost an appeal against conviction for being drunk and disorderly and his business was shut down.
  • Stranded passengers seen outside Piarco International Airport, yesterday, after operations were shut down because of a bomb threat.
  • Coke's operations were shut down in the early 90's during Somalia's civil war.
Synonyms
cease activity, close (down), cease operating, cease trading, be shut (down);
informal fold
power down
See parent entry: shut

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