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shut

verb [I or T] uk   /ʃʌt/ (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut) us  

shut verb [I or T] (CLOSE)

A2 to (cause to) close something: Please shut the gate. I've got a surprise for you! Shut your eyes tightly and hold out your hand. Mary shut her book and put it down on the table. This window won't shut - it's jammed.

shut verb [I or T] (STOP OPERATING)

A2 to (cause to) stop operating or being in service, either temporarily or permanently: The shops shut at eight o'clock on Wednesday evenings. It's such a shame they shut that factory (down).

shut

adjective [after verb] uk   /ʃʌt/ us  
B1 closed: I suspected something was wrong when I noticed her curtains were still shut at lunchtime.figurative The government ought to have opened the door to Japanese investment instead of slamming it shut.
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