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English definition of “shut sb away”

shut sb away

phrasal verb with shut     /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 .Putting people in prison
(Definition of shut sb away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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