What is the meaning of shut?


  • Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut.
    • usage: "Close the door"; "shut the window"
  • Become closed.
    • usage: "The windows closed with a loud bang"
  • Prevent from entering; shut out.
    • usage: "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"


  • Not open.
    • usage: "the door slammed shut"
  • Used especially of mouth or eyes.
    • usage: "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
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APAWordNet. (2010). shut. Retrieved March 24, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/shut/definitions/1183493
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "shut" http://smartdefine.org/shut/definitions/1183493 (accessed March 24, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, shut, Smart Define, viewed 24 March, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/shut/definitions/1183493>.
MLAWordNet. "shut" 23 October 2010. Web. 24 March 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/shut/definitions/1183493>
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