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English definition of “shut sb away”

shut sb away

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