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shut sb/sth in (sth)

phrasal verb with shut uk   us   /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
to prevent someone or something from leaving a place, usually by closing or fastening a door or gate: The cat was shut in the garage all night. He was so upset that he shut himself in his bedroom and refused to come out.
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