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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
shut
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a door opens/closes/shuts
▪ We were still waiting for the train doors to open.
a door slams/bangs (shut) (=shuts loudly)
▪ I heard the front door slam.
a door slides open/shut (=moves smoothly to the side or back again)
▪ The lift doors slid open and we got in.
a door swings open/shut (=moves forward to open or backwards to shut)
▪ The door swung shut behind me.
banged shut
▪ The window banged shut.
blow (sth) open/shut
▪ A sudden draught blew the door shut.
clamped...shut
▪ Creed opened his mouth to speak, then clamped it shut.
click open/shut (=open with a short hard sound)
▪ I heard the gate at the front of the house click open.
closed/shut
▪ All the windows were closed.
close/shut a drawer
▪ She shut the drawer and locked it with a small key.
close/shut a gate
▪ Please close the gate.
close/shut a window
▪ She shut the window firmly.
close/shut (down) a factory
▪ The factory was closed down in 2006.
close/shut your eyes
▪ Joe closed his eyes and tried to get back to sleep.
open/close/shut the door
▪ I opened the door and Dad was standing there.
▪ Can you close the door as you go out?
open/shut/close your mouth
▪ He opened his mouth wide so the doctor could examine his throat.
pull sth open/shut
▪ She pulled open the door and hurried inside.
push sth open/shut
▪ I slowly pushed the door open.
shut down a computer (=close the programs and stop it working)
shut/close with a click
▪ The front door shut with a click.
shut...gob
▪ Jean told him to shut his gob.
slammed...shut
▪ He slammed the door shut.
snap (sth) open/shut
▪ She snapped her briefcase shut.
spring open/shut
▪ The gate sprang shut behind them.
swing open/shut
▪ The heavy door swung shut.
tight shut
▪ I kept my eyes tight shut.
zip sth shut/open
▪ Olsen zipped the bag shut.
▪ He zipped open the case unfastened it.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
away
▪ London compared to Paris and New York: everything shut away.
▪ The sleds stayed in garages, the biscuit pans shut away in cupboards.
▪ Too shut away for me, too uninspiring, this work bored me.
▪ It brought back the long months of bitterness and loneliness she had suffered, shut away on her father's estate.
▪ It would be a bit tricky for the count to keep her shut away if they were staying with him.
▪ A lot of people are classed as mad and shut away without any need.
down
▪ It will be constantly monitored and if conditions change too quickly it will automatically shut down.
▪ We stayed strapped in our seats with the Hueys shut down.
▪ This mode is attained by shutting down the eyelids.
▪ Emergencies were declared in six states as airports were shut down, stranding travelers across the country.
▪ One of the worst offenders, the Polam lighting factory at Rzeszow, has already been shut down.
▪ I started to tell him, but everything in my mind shut down.
▪ Can Making Belfast Work be improved or should it be shut down to make way for alternative policies?
▪ You can keep the factory shut down and unproductive, or you can clear it out and get to work.
off
▪ But the idea was rejected, because it would have shut off supplies to the refugees.
▪ The layer contains enough dust to shut off sunlight from the surface of the planet for several months to a year.
▪ Derek and I drove down there and shut off the whole barn, preventing all means of getting in or out.
▪ A large delivery van was almost blocking the narrow street, its high sides nearly shutting off the daylight from her windows.
▪ Virginia and Peter Stillman were shut off from him now.
▪ The result amazed them: the Il-4 killed the mice by shutting off a vital part of their immune system.
▪ And the great Tretyakov art gallery may have its utilities shut off for nonpayment of bills.
out
▪ I want to shut out the noise.
▪ To be shut out at home in two of the last four games is very weird and totally unexpected.
▪ I was learning to shut out the daily discomforts, however, either by looking around, or by playing mental games.
▪ Shall I ever be able to shut out the sight and the sound?
▪ The doors moved towards each other, shutting out the stars.
▪ It was as if some one had shut out all the sound in the world.
tight
▪ She lay with her eyes tight shut and her mind held to a determined blank.
▪ The doors leading into the halls of real political and economic power and influence were still shut tight against us.
▪ He was sitting on the floor among the cracker wrappings and the crumbs, his shoulders shaking, his eyes tight shut.
▪ Lily froze underneath him, her eyes tight shut.
▪ They were shut tight, without a crack to see through.
▪ She screwed her eyes tight shut, trying to forget the images of last night.
▪ And still, the public schools are shut tight.
tightly
▪ In the hottest months these curtains would be tightly shut in one more effort to get away from the heat and glare.
▪ Above, its transom is covered with plywood and nailed tightly shut.
▪ Hari sighed and, pressing her eyes tightly shut, felt unequal to the task before her.
▪ Squeezing her eyes so tightly shut that they looked like senile lips, Mary began to gabble.
▪ She squeezed her eyes shut tightly, feeling the sting of tears behind her eyelids.
up
▪ Even with Emily I didn't shut up, and we have always had the capacity for shutting up.
▪ It is time to put up or shut up.
▪ Mr Washington mumbled something about telling her to shut up.
▪ Sometimes, though, we can be so afraid of what other people think that we shut up rather than speak up.
▪ When the Maggot became too boring about football I told him cricketing stories until he shut up.
■ NOUN
click
▪ The front door shut with a click.
▪ It shut with a satisfying click.
door
▪ The doors are shut, but not locked.
▪ The front door shut with its usual clatter.
▪ I hauled the door shut behind me, in time to see the office door opening.
▪ I said, slamming the door shut.
▪ Jamie backed away, laughing, and slammed the door shut behind him.
▪ The van doors were shut and locked, and it took off.
▪ There were steps leading out of it and at the top a door three quarters shut.
▪ The office door banged shut and the Monsignor groaned.
gate
▪ She was on call to open and shut the gates at any hour, in any weather.
▪ Water managers have already shut a gate north of the crash site to reduce the southerly flow of water.
▪ He shut the gate behind Willie and the wetness from the top splashed into his face.
▪ If it shut the gate at night, the traffic would cease.
▪ He shut the gate then just ran straight out on to the road.
▪ But the town remained steadfastly loyal to the Old King and shut its gates against him.
▪ Others were fighting to shut the gate, pushing against the sheer bodyweight of the beasts in the gateway.
▪ She glanced back as she shut the gate behind her.
mind
▪ She shut her mind from any thoughts of what it all meant.
▪ I took my revenge by shutting him out of mind.
▪ She lay with her eyes tight shut and her mind held to a determined blank.
▪ I shut my mind to the consequences, positioned my hands, and pushed.
▪ After that she shut him out of her mind once again.
▪ She closed her eyes, as if by doing so she could shut him out of her mind.
▪ Then I shut my mind to the picture that her words had conjured, for after all - what did it matter?
▪ Lorton shut his mind to that.
mouth
▪ I don't believe she could keep her mouth shut.
▪ To make matters worse, I had to keep my mouth shut whenever he was around.
▪ She opened her mouth and shut it.
▪ With her mouth shut her face seemed to shrink.
▪ His mouth kept opening and shutting as if he was trying to say something.
▪ For one, a mistress who kept her mouth shut.
▪ This is all from Gran so keep your mouth shut.
▪ If I would only keep my mouth shut more often, I thought, I would fit in better everywhere.
plant
▪ Ford shut down some plants for a two-week period.
▪ We did this or we shut down and if they wanted the latter we should shut down our plants immediately.
▪ National groups could only find outlets for their own beer by acquiring smaller companies and shutting down their brewing plant.
▪ A company statement that these might shut down plants implies that their polluting operations would otherwise continue.
▪ The fire, apparently caused by a short circuit, triggered an automatic safety system that shut down the plant.
shop
▪ It's not like being on shore where once the patients are gone you shut up shop and go home.
▪ But as shopping habits changed many traders shut up shop and moved out blaming recession, traffic restrictions and fewer bus routes.
▪ Keith Rodwell, Ipswich Witches' commercial manager, shuts up shop after last night's match with Wolverhampton was rained off.
▪ Time to shut up shop and get to know each other again.
▪ We might just as well shut up shop.
▪ They need ways of shutting up shop, or at least of enduring, when conditions are simply impossible.
▪ I think we should shut up shop, if you don't mind.
trap
▪ Usually Gloria told her to shut her trap.
▪ He didn't annoy her and she shut her almighty trap.
window
▪ He drove with the windows shut.
▪ Most of the doors and windows are shut to keep out the heat; outside, the heat is alive.
▪ He nods at us through the car window, then snaps shut the central-locking, making himself secure.
▪ The room was cold, the windows froze shut.
▪ The window is welded shut which is just as well.
▪ The windows were now nailed shut and draped.
▪ They also had to keep windows shut during services and soundproof the room.
▪ He pulled the window shut behind him and it closed with a click, the lock falling firmly back in place.
■ VERB
open
▪ He opened and shut the drawers and the flap and found what he expected.
▪ It has a thickly soft, two-beat thud, like the sound of a heavy door being repeatedly opened and shut.
▪ She opened her mouth and shut it.
▪ You know how to keep your eyes open and your mouth shut.
▪ She was on call to open and shut the gates at any hour, in any weather.
▪ George climbed over the gate while Willie opened and shut it neatly behind him.
▪ It opened, then swung shut.
tell
▪ Usually Gloria told her to shut her trap.
▪ I wanted to scream, to tell the kid5 to shut their mouths and go to hell.
▪ I just tell him to shut up and give him a sharp rap across the knuckles.
▪ There would be others to choose from, I told myself, shutting the door once again to my first big love.
▪ I just don't like being told to shut up!
▪ I told him to shut up and I seized the door handle and gave it a good tug.
▪ Just tell me to shut up any time you like.
▪ Need to return to the office? Tell him to shut it off again.
try
▪ When I come back Mr Jackson is trying to shut my suitcase.
▪ Before the film was released, Hearst tried to have it shut down.
▪ He leaned on his bedroom door, as if trying to shut out the world.
▪ I tried to shut the door quietly.
▪ I tried to shut out these abominations and concentrate on Marine One seat assignments.
▪ He just tries to shut you down.
▪ Jerome would open his mouth and Mr Washington would try to shut it for him.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
can do sth with your eyes shut/closed
close/shut your ears to sth
▪ At first, I closed my ears to what I did not want to hear.
▪ Claudia sank down on to her bed and tried to shut her ears to the sound of him in the next room.
▪ Don't close your ears to the world and don't give up.
▪ He tried to close his ears to the plea.
▪ Rincewind tried to shut his ears to the grating voice beside him.
▪ She heard the boys hurling abuse at her, shouting to her to stop, but she shut her ears to them.
▪ She wanted to close her ears to it.
▪ Sometimes she even managed to shut her ears to the arguments going on around her.
close/shut your eyes to sth
▪ We can't close our eyes to the fact that our town has a gang problem.
▪ I've closed my eyes to your activities long enough.
▪ If we must sometimes close our eyes to open them in the myth dimension, so be it.
▪ On a sob Ruth swallowed hard and closed her eyes to the burning sun overhead.
▪ On the other hand the very same development increases their tendency to close their eyes to the future.
▪ Prayer May we never become so worldly that we close our eyes to the miracle and mystery of life.
▪ The need to push came again, and Jane closed her eyes to concentrate.
▪ They could not shut their eyes to the ugly and degrading side of wine-drinking and see only the delightful side.
▪ Turning off the light, she slid back under the covers and closed her eyes to sleep fitfully until noon.
keep your mouth shut
▪ He just doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut.
▪ You'd better keep your mouth shut about this.
▪ After the incident Ninham, of Hilda Street, gave both boys £5 and told them to keep their mouths shut.
▪ For one, a mistress who kept her mouth shut.
▪ I don't believe she could keep her mouth shut.
▪ If I would only keep my mouth shut more often, I thought, I would fit in better everywhere.
▪ In the end, I kept my mouth shut.
▪ It would be best to keep our mouths shut and let justice take its course.
▪ This is all from Gran so keep your mouth shut.
▪ You want to be off the record, keep your mouth shut.
keep your trap shut
▪ Tell him to keep his trap shut and let me ask the questions.
shut up shop
▪ But as shopping habits changed many traders shut up shop and moved out blaming recession, traffic restrictions and fewer bus routes.
▪ I think we should shut up shop, if you don't mind.
▪ It's not like being on shore where once the patients are gone you shut up shop and go home.
▪ Keith Rodwell, Ipswich Witches' commercial manager, shuts up shop after last night's match with Wolverhampton was rained off.
▪ They need ways of shutting up shop, or at least of enduring, when conditions are simply impossible.
▪ Time to shut up shop and get to know each other again.
▪ We might just as well shut up shop.
shut your trap!
shut/close the door on sth
▪ A loss in this election will not necessarily close the door on the campaign.
▪ Come in, lads, come in and shut the door on the fog.
▪ Even so, Wickham was not ready to shut the door on the possibility.
▪ Imagine asking that they close the door on me so I can see what it feels like.
▪ It watched her, unwinking, until she reached the room behind the shop and shut the door on its crimson gaze.
▪ Lucker murmurs something to Jasper and leads him away closing the door on me.
▪ She closed the door on them.
▪ The previous owner had used a bathroom off one of the bedrooms as storage and simply closed the door on it.
shut/close the stable door after the horse has bolted
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Come in and shut the door behind you.
▪ Did you hear the back door shut?
▪ She heard Charlotte downstairs shutting the windows, and locking up for the night.
▪ She lay down on the bed and shut her eyes.
▪ Someone had shut the gate to stop the sheep getting out onto the road.
▪ You'd better shut the window.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
Shut up, shut up, shut up.
▪ But on game day, security shut that down.
▪ He shut the door behind him as quietly as possible.
▪ Hundreds of miners ringed the Port of Mobile and shut down the whole port.
▪ I remember this and smile, clamping my mouth shut as Wiggen goes into action.
▪ Then I clamped my mouth shut again.
▪ This time the car stopped and a door banged shut.
▪ With a small exclamation she snapped the book shut, but before she could get to her feet Marc glanced up.
II.adjective
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
can do sth with your eyes shut/closed
close/shut your ears to sth
▪ At first, I closed my ears to what I did not want to hear.
▪ Claudia sank down on to her bed and tried to shut her ears to the sound of him in the next room.
▪ Don't close your ears to the world and don't give up.
▪ He tried to close his ears to the plea.
▪ Rincewind tried to shut his ears to the grating voice beside him.
▪ She heard the boys hurling abuse at her, shouting to her to stop, but she shut her ears to them.
▪ She wanted to close her ears to it.
▪ Sometimes she even managed to shut her ears to the arguments going on around her.
close/shut your eyes to sth
▪ We can't close our eyes to the fact that our town has a gang problem.
▪ I've closed my eyes to your activities long enough.
▪ If we must sometimes close our eyes to open them in the myth dimension, so be it.
▪ On a sob Ruth swallowed hard and closed her eyes to the burning sun overhead.
▪ On the other hand the very same development increases their tendency to close their eyes to the future.
▪ Prayer May we never become so worldly that we close our eyes to the miracle and mystery of life.
▪ The need to push came again, and Jane closed her eyes to concentrate.
▪ They could not shut their eyes to the ugly and degrading side of wine-drinking and see only the delightful side.
▪ Turning off the light, she slid back under the covers and closed her eyes to sleep fitfully until noon.
keep your mouth shut
▪ He just doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut.
▪ You'd better keep your mouth shut about this.
▪ After the incident Ninham, of Hilda Street, gave both boys £5 and told them to keep their mouths shut.
▪ For one, a mistress who kept her mouth shut.
▪ I don't believe she could keep her mouth shut.
▪ If I would only keep my mouth shut more often, I thought, I would fit in better everywhere.
▪ In the end, I kept my mouth shut.
▪ It would be best to keep our mouths shut and let justice take its course.
▪ This is all from Gran so keep your mouth shut.
▪ You want to be off the record, keep your mouth shut.
keep your trap shut
▪ Tell him to keep his trap shut and let me ask the questions.
put up or shut up
shut up shop
▪ But as shopping habits changed many traders shut up shop and moved out blaming recession, traffic restrictions and fewer bus routes.
▪ I think we should shut up shop, if you don't mind.
▪ It's not like being on shore where once the patients are gone you shut up shop and go home.
▪ Keith Rodwell, Ipswich Witches' commercial manager, shuts up shop after last night's match with Wolverhampton was rained off.
▪ They need ways of shutting up shop, or at least of enduring, when conditions are simply impossible.
▪ Time to shut up shop and get to know each other again.
▪ We might just as well shut up shop.
shut your trap!
shut/close the door on sth
▪ A loss in this election will not necessarily close the door on the campaign.
▪ Come in, lads, come in and shut the door on the fog.
▪ Even so, Wickham was not ready to shut the door on the possibility.
▪ Imagine asking that they close the door on me so I can see what it feels like.
▪ It watched her, unwinking, until she reached the room behind the shop and shut the door on its crimson gaze.
▪ Lucker murmurs something to Jasper and leads him away closing the door on me.
▪ She closed the door on them.
▪ The previous owner had used a bathroom off one of the bedrooms as storage and simply closed the door on it.
shut/close the stable door after the horse has bolted
squeeze your eyes shut
▪ He squeezed his eyes shut and swore silently to give himself courage.
▪ Isabel squeezed her eyes shut for a second.
▪ Just in case, he also crossed his legs and squeezed his eyes shut.
▪ She squeezed her eyes shut and clenched her fists tight.
▪ She squeezed her eyes shut tightly, feeling the sting of tears behind her eyelids.
▪ Shiona gripped the steering-wheel and squeezed her eyes shut and slowly counted up to ten.
▪ The boy squeezed his eyes shut and stopped moving.
▪ With a groan she squeezed her eyes shut.
wedge sth open/shut
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ He sat with his eyes tightly shut.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Cameron was staring at the shut door.
▪ Her eyes kept flickering shut, though, and they finally stayed closed as she gently snoozed.
▪ I heard a car pull up in front of the apartment and heard the door slam shut.
▪ She gives this a silken hinge and attaches gravel to its underside so that it will fall shut under its own weight.
▪ She was snapped out of her reverie as the door clicked shut and the secretary left them alone again.
▪ The door slammed shut and he bolted it.
▪ The doors slammed shut and the grey van drove off towards the exit, rejoining the northward rush of motorway traffic.
▪ Then the door slammed shut and next moment she was asleep.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Shut

Shut \Shut\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shut; p. pr. & vb. n. Shutting.] [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. sch["u]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. sce['o]tan to shoot. [root]159. See Shoot.]

  1. To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth.

  2. To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade.

    Shall that be shut to man which to the beast Is open?
    --Milton.

  3. To preclude; to exclude; to bar out. ``Shut from every shore.''
    --Dryden.

  4. 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. To shut in.

    1. To inclose; to confine. ``The Lord shut him in.''
      --Cen. vii. 16.

    2. To cover or intercept the view of; as, one point shuts in another. To shut off.

      1. To exclude.

      2. To prevent the passage of, as steam through a pipe, or water through a flume, by closing a cock, valve, or gate. To shut out, to preclude from entering; to deny admission to; to exclude; as, to shut out rain by a tight roof. To shut together, to unite; to close, especially to close by welding. To shut up.

        1. To close; to make fast the entrances into; as, to shut up a house.

        2. To obstruct. ``Dangerous rocks shut up the passage.''
          --Sir W. Raleigh.

    3. To inclose; to confine; to imprison; to fasten in; as, to shut up a prisoner.

      Before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
      --Gal. iii. 23.

    4. To end; to terminate; to conclude.

      When the scene of life is shut up, the slave will be above his master if he has acted better.
      --Collier.

    5. To unite, as two pieces of metal by welding.

    6. To cause to become silent by authority, argument, or force.

Shut

Shut \Shut\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shut; p. pr. & vb. n. Shutting.] [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. sch["u]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. sce['o]tan to shoot. [root]159. See Shoot.]

  1. To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth.

  2. To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade.

    Shall that be shut to man which to the beast Is open?
    --Milton.

  3. To preclude; to exclude; to bar out. ``Shut from every shore.''
    --Dryden.

  4. 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. To shut in.

    1. To inclose; to confine. ``The Lord shut him in.''
      --Cen. vii. 16.

    2. To cover or intercept the view of; as, one point shuts in another. To shut off.

      1. To exclude.

      2. To prevent the passage of, as steam through a pipe, or water through a flume, by closing a cock, valve, or gate. To shut out, to preclude from entering; to deny admission to; to exclude; as, to shut out rain by a tight roof. To shut together, to unite; to close, especially to close by welding. To shut up.

        1. To close; to make fast the entrances into; as, to shut up a house.

        2. To obstruct. ``Dangerous rocks shut up the passage.''
          --Sir W. Raleigh.

    3. To inclose; to confine; to imprison; to fasten in; as, to shut up a prisoner.

      Before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
      --Gal. iii. 23.

    4. To end; to terminate; to conclude.

      When the scene of life is shut up, the slave will be above his master if he has acted better.
      --Collier.

    5. To unite, as two pieces of metal by welding.

    6. To cause to become silent by authority, argument, or force.

Shut

Shut \Shut\, n. The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door.

Just then returned at shut of evening flowers.
--Milton.

2. A door or cover; a shutter. [Obs.]
--Sir I. Newton.

3. The line or place where two pieces of metal are united by welding.

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.

Shut

Shut \Shut\, v. i. To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard.

To shut up, to cease speaking. [Colloq.]
--T. Hughes.

Shut

Shut \Shut\, a.

  1. Closed or fastened; as, a shut door.

  2. Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person. [Now dialectical or local, Eng. & U.S.]
    --L'Estrange.

  3. (Phon.)

    1. 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.
      --H. Sweet.

    2. Cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant in the same syllable, as the English short vowels, [a^], [e^], [i^], [o^], [u^], always are.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
shut

Old English scyttan "to put (a bolt) in place so as to fasten a door or gate, bolt, shut to; discharge, pay off," from West Germanic *skutjan (cognates: Old Frisian schetta, Middle Dutch schutten "to shut, shut up, obstruct"), from PIE *skeud- "to shoot, chase, throw" (see shoot (v.)). Related: Shutting.\n

\nMeaning "to close by folding or bringing together" is from mid-14c. Meaning "prevent ingress and egress" is from mid-14c. Sense of "to set (someone) free (from)" (c.1500) is obsolete except in dialectal phrases such as to get shut of. To shut (one's) mouth "desist from speaking" is recorded from mid-14c.

Wiktionary
shut

Etymology 1

  1. closed n. 1 The act or time of shutting; close. 2 A door or cover; a shutter. 3 The line or place where two pieces of metal are welded together. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To close, to stop from being open. 2 (context intransitive English) To close, to stop being open. 3 (context transitive or intransitive chiefly British English) To close a business temporarily, or (of a business) to be closed. 4 To preclude; to exclude; to bar out. Etymology 2

    n. (context British Shropshire dialect English) A narrow alleyway or passageway acting as a short cut through the buildings between two streets.

WordNet
shut
  1. adj. not open; "the door slammed shut" [syn: unopen, closed] [ant: open]

  2. used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight" [syn: closed] [ant: open]

  3. [also: shutting]

shut
  1. v. move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window" [syn: close] [ant: open]

  2. become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang" [syn: close] [ant: open]

  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" [syn: exclude, keep out, shut out] [ant: admit]

  4. [also: shutting]

Wikipedia
Shut

Shut may refer to:

  • Shut up, an interjection used to get somebody to stop talking
  • Shut eye, a magician who tricks himself
  • Shut (1988 film), directed by Andrei Andreyevich Eshpai

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Usage examples of "shut".

To punish the exercise of this right to discuss public affairs or to penalize it through libel judgments is to abridge or shut off discussion of the very kind most needed.

The door hinged smoothly shut behind me, muffling the music, and a body thudded against the frosted glass ahead with an abruptness that made me twitch.

The Acceptor could tell the Tandu so much about that angry voice, but they were only interested in shutting it out.

He had been spotted by some little girls en route to Acequia Madre grade school, who chased the beast into a garage and shut the door behind him.

Is there not something horrible in the look and sound of the word afanc, something connected with the opening and shutting of immense jaws, and the swallowing of writhing prey?

One of the turbine generators and one of the main engines aft was shut down to minimize radiated noise.

McDermitt shut his eyes for an instant after tossing a grenade to the deck of the aft compartment.

Without stopping to shut the hatch Sai climbed through and ran along the tight tunnel leading to the aft compartment, and felt the deck tilt as the ship turned at high speed.

So ail that was left was to shut them down the hard way, by brute force.

He moved aimlessly up the street, shutting out the restless motion that never ceased even through the night.

All these are most secret secrets, and I am glad when I remember what they are, and how many wonderful languages I know, but there are some things that I call the secrets of the secrets of the secrets that I dare not think of unless I am quite alone, and then I shut my eyes, and put my hands over them and whisper the word, and the Alala comes.

He would let them shut the DSV hatch without him, and he would stay with Alameda and die with her.

When Alec could do the catch with either hand, Seregil had him try it using only his thumb and forefinger, and finally to perform the trick with his eyes shut.

Pulling the drapes shut, Alec took out the lightstone and sat down to begin his search.

Jiggering the latch inside as quietly as he could, Alec opened the shutter and climbed through.