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Definition of 'shut'


  1. move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
       Synonyms: close
       Antonyms: open open up
  2. become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
       Synonyms: close
       Antonyms: open open up
  3. prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
       Synonyms: exclude keep out shut out
       Antonyms: admit let in include


  1. not open; "the door slammed shut"
       Synonyms: unopen closed
       Antonyms: open unfastened
  2. used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
       Synonyms: closed
       Antonyms: open opened

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