Synonyms of shut in English:

shut

verb

Phrases

shut someone/something away

she supposes that Mrs. Tilney was shut away in her bedroom chamber confineisolatecloistersequestersecludeclosetimmure

shut down

the factory has shut down cease activitycloseclose downcease productioncease operatingcome to a haltgo on strikecease tradingcollapsefailcrashgo undergo to the wallgo bankruptbecome insolventgo into receivershipgo into liquidationbe liquidatedbe wound upbe closed (down)be shut (down) informalgo bustgo bumpfoldflopflatlinego brokego belly up

shut something down

  • 1 they have shut down the factory
    close, close down, discontinue, put into receivership, liquidate, put into liquidation
    they have shut down the factory
    [Antonyms] open open up
  • 2 the correct way to shut the machine down is to type ‘exit’
    switch off, power down, stop, halt
    the correct way to shut the machine down is to type ‘exit’
    [Antonyms] switch on start

shut someone/something in

she pushed the dogs into the breakfast room and shut them in confineencloseimpoundshut uppen (in/up)fence inhedge inhurdlerail incoop (up)mew upimmurebox up/inwall in/uplock up/incageimprisoninternhold captiveincarcerateencirclesurroundringencompasshem inclose intrapkettleNorth Americancorral raregirdcompass

shut something off

a door pivots to shut off the gallery close offseal offtape offfence offrope offscreen offcurtain offcordon offpartition offseparate offisolatesegregateblockadequarantinesealcloseturn offcutstophaltencloseencirclesurround

shut someone/something out

  • 1 he had accidentally shut me out of the house
    lock out, keep out, exclude, leave out, refuse entrance to, deny admittance to
    he had accidentally shut me out of the house
    [Antonyms] let in
  • 2 she tried to shut out those memories
    block, suppress, halt, stop, forget
    she tried to shut out those memories
    [Antonyms] call up recall
  • 3 the bamboo shut out the light as effectively as the forest canopy
    keep out, block out, screen, cover up, hide, conceal, veil
    the bamboo shut out the light as effectively as the forest canopy
    [Antonyms] let in

shut up

informal just shut up and listen
[Antonyms] speak up
be quietkeep/stay quietbe/keep/stay silenthold one's tonguekeep one's lips sealedstop talkingsay no morequieten (down)fall silentdry up informalkeep mumbutton one's lipbutton itcut the cacklepipe downclam upshut itshut your face/mouth/trapkeep your face/mouth/trap shutbelt upput a sock in itgive it a restBritish informalwrap upwrap it upshut your gobNorth American informalsave itcan it

shut someone/something up

  • 2 informal that should shut them up
    quieten (down), silence, hush, shush, quiet, still, gag, muzzle

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