Translation of shut in Spanish:
transitive verb present participle shutting past tense & past participle shut
- 1 1.1(window/book/eyes)I shut the drawer on my fingershe shut her finger in the doorme agarré or me pillé el dedo en el cajónthey shut the door in my facese agarró or se pilló el dedo en la puertato shut one's ears to somethingme dieron con la puerta en las naricesto shut one's mind to somethinghacer oídos sordos a algoshut your mouth! [colloquial]no querer saber nada de algo¡cierra el pico! [colloquial]Example sentences
- Don't keep your bedroom door and windows shut all day long.
- I shut my eyes and moved blindly forward, towards that door.
- The sound of the front door opening and slamming shut a second later broke the silence between us.
- Jordan had looked up, suddenly, while instinctively shutting her sketch book.
- Alex took pity on him, and shut his sketch book with a snap.
- You shut your biology book with a thud, and stared at him from across the table.
- 2 (confine) I shut myself in my bedroom and refused to come outthe cat had been shut insideme encerré en mi habitación y me negué a salirel gato había quedado encerradoExample sentences
- Steve's convinced it was done by some ‘yobs’ outside and dismisses those who believe the door was blown shut by the wind.
- He and his fellow guards handcuffed the men and took them outside, he closed the door shut, and the slaves were back to work.
- What would you do if I shut you outside, to stand in the rain and catch cold so you died?
intransitive verb present participle shutting past tense & past participle shut
- 1(door/window)it shuts easilythe door shut behind themcierra con facilidadhis eyes were shuttingla puerta se cerró tras ellosI'm trying to get this case to shutse le cerraban los ojosestoy intentando cerrar la maletaExample sentences
- Peer through the dusty glass and you might catch sight of the two thick yellow metal doors behind, jammed tightly shut with no obvious opening mechanism.
- Vincent, who had not moved from where he lay, heard the door shut behind them and the room fall silent.
- When I hear what students, purporting to study for English degrees, know and do not know nowadays, I seem to sense huge doors shutting quietly behind us.
- 2(especially British English) (cease business — for day)(— permanently)what time do you shut on Saturdays?¿a qué hora cierran los sábados?Example sentences
- State and local investigators blamed the accident on a maintenance error that left open a natural gas valve as the boiler was being shut for routine service.
- The moment one shop opens, others that stay shut lose business.
- Businesses that were shut in the afternoon have reopened, and it's looking like things are slowly getting back to normal.
- 1verb + adverb
- (confine, enclose) I'm shut in all day with the kids
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (stop, interrupt)
- 1.1 (prevent from entering)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (close)
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