shut sb away definition, meaning - what is shut sb away in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “shut sb away”

See all translations

shut sb away

phrasal verb with shut uk   us   /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
to put a person in a place that they are not allowed or able to leave: He was ten years old when he was shut away in an asylum for stealing an apple.
Translations of “shut sb away”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把(某人)關起來,使(某人)與外界隔絕…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把(某人)关起来,使(某人)与外界隔绝…
(Definition of shut sb away from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of shut sb away?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More