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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…
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