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English definition of “shut sb/sth out”

shut sb/sth out

(PREVENT ENTRY) phrasal verb with shut     /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
to stop someone or something from entering or getting back inside a house or other building: The wind blew the door closed behind me and now I'm shut out (of the house). Don't forget to shut the cat out when you leave for work.Closing and blocking
(Definition of shut sb/sth out (PREVENT ENTRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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