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shut

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Adjective
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38 in 37 verses (in OT : 30 in 29 verses) (in NT : 8 in 8 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

shutv. t. [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. schÜtzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. sceótan to shoot. Shoot.].
  •  To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade.  [1913 Webster]
    "Shall that be shut to man which to the beast
    Is open?
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To preclude; to exclude; to bar out.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fold together; to close over, as the fingers; to close by bringing the parts together; as, to shut the hand; to shut a book.  [1913 Webster]
    "Before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed."  [1913 Webster]
    "When the scene of life is shut up, the slave will be above his master if he has acted better."  [1913 Webster]
shutv. i. 
     To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard.  [1913 Webster]
To shut up, to cease speaking. [Colloq.] T. Hughes.
shuta. 
  •  Closed or fastened; as, a shut door.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person.  L'Estrange.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Formed by complete closure of the mouth passage, and with the nose passage remaining closed; stopped, as are the mute consonants, p, t, k, b, d, and hard g.  [1913 Webster]
shutn. 
  •  The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door.  [1913 Webster]
    "Just then returned at shut of evening flowers."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A door or cover; a shutter.  Sir I. Newton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The line or place where two pieces of metal are united by welding.  [1913 Webster]
Cold shut, the imperfection in a casting caused by the flowing of liquid metal upon partially chilled metal; also, the imperfect weld in a forging caused by the inadequate heat of one surface under working.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

shut, v. (shutting; past and past part. shut)
1 tr. a move (a door, window, lid, lips, etc.) into position so as to block an aperture (shut the lid). b close or seal (a room, window, box, eye, mouth, etc.) by moving a door etc. (shut the box).
2 intr. become or be capable of being closed or sealed (the door shut with a bang; the lid shuts automatically).
3 intr. & tr. become or make (a shop, business, etc.) closed for trade (the shops shut at five; shuts his shop at five).
4 tr. bring (a book, hand, telescope, etc.) into a folded-up or contracted state.
5 tr. (usu. foll. by in, out) keep (a person, sound, etc.) in or out of a room etc. by shutting a door etc. (shut out the noise; shut them in).
6 tr. (usu. foll. by in) catch (a finger, dress, etc.) by shutting something on it (shut her finger in the door).
7 tr. bar access to (a place etc.) (this entrance is shut).

Idiom
be (or get) shut of sl. be (or get) rid of (were glad to get shut of him). shut the door on refuse to consider; make impossible. shut down
1 stop (a factory, nuclear reactor, etc.) from operating.
2 (of a factory etc.) stop operating.
3 push or pull (a window-sash etc.) down into a closed position. shut-down n. the closure of a factory etc. shut-eye colloq. sleep. shut one's eyes (or ears or heart or mind) to pretend not, or refuse, to see (or hear or feel sympathy for or think about). shut in (of hills, houses, etc.) encircle, prevent access etc. to or escape from (were shut in by the sea on three sides) (see also sense 5).
shut off
1 stop the flow of (water, gas, etc.) by shutting a valve.
2 separate from society etc.
shut-off n.
1 something used for stopping an operation.
2 a cessation of flow, supply, or activity.
shut out
1 exclude (a person, light, etc.) from a place, situation, etc.
2 screen (landscape etc.) from view.
3 prevent (a possibility etc.).
4 block (a painful memory etc.) from the mind.
5 US prevent (an opponent) from scoring (see also sense 5). shut-out bid Bridge a pre-emptive bid.
shut to
1 close (a door etc.).
2 (of a door etc.) close as far as it will go.
shut up
1 close all doors and windows of (a house etc.); bolt and bar.
2 imprison (a person).
3 close (a box etc.) securely.
4 colloq. reduce to silence by rebuke etc.
5 put (a thing) away in a box etc.
6 (esp. in imper.) colloq. stop talking.
shut up shop
1 close a business, shop, etc.
2 cease business etc. permanently. shut your face (or head or mouth or trap)! sl. an impolite request to stop talking.
Etymology
OE scyttan f. WG: cf. SHOOT

THESAURUS

shut

ban, bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, blank, blind, blind-alley, block out, bolt, bolted, bottle up, box in, button, button up, cease, cecal, choke, choke off, choked, choked off, clap, close, close down, close off, close up, closed, conceal, confine, constrict, constricted, contain, contract, contracted, coop up, cover, cut, cut off, cut out, dead, dead-end, debar, disallow, discontinue, douse, eliminate, exclude, fasten, fastened, fence in, fold, fold up, gag, halt, hide, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, isolate, jail, keep away, keep in, keep out, keep quiet, key, kill, latch, leave off, lock, lock out, lock up, locked up, mask, mute, occlude, padlock, pen, plumb, prohibit, put to, quieten, screen, seal, seal off, seal up, seclude, secure, segregate, send to Coventry, separate, sequester, shush, shut down, shut in, shut off, shut out, shut the door, shut up, silence, slam, snap, squeeze shut, squeezed shut, stifle, stop, strangle, strangulated, suspend, switch off, turn off, unopen, unopened, unvented, unventilated, veil, zip up, zipper

ROGET THESAURUS

shut

Closure

N closure, occlusion, blockade, shutting up, obstruction, embolus, contraction, infarction, constipation, obstipation, blind alley, blind corner, keddah, cul-de-sac, caecum, imperforation, imperviousness, impermeability, stopper, closed, shut, operculated, unopened, unpierced, imporous, caecal, closable, imperforate, impervious, impermeable, impenetrable, impassable, unpassable, invious, pathless, wayless, untrodden, untrod, unventilated, air tight, water tight, hermetically sealed, tight, snug.


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