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shut

 
 
pronunciation:
shuht
phrases:
shut down, shut off, shut up
part of speech: verb
inflections: shuts, shutting, shut
definition 1: to close by moving something that covers an opening.
Please shut the window.
synonyms:
close
antonyms:
open
similar words:
fasten, seal, secure
definition 2: to close by folding the parts together.
Misha shut the book and looked up at me.
synonyms:
close
antonyms:
open
similar words:
fold
definition 3: to put in a place where movement is limited or difficult; confine or enclose.
Who shut the dog in the closet?
synonyms:
confine, enclose
antonyms:
free
similar words:
barricade, cage, coop up, corral, fence, imprison, lock in, pen, restrict
phrase: shut down
phrase: shut off
phrase: shut up