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English definition of “shut sb/sth out”

shut sb/sth out

(NOT INCLUDE) phrasal verb with shut     /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
to not include a person or organization in an activity: Anna felt shut out of the conversation. What are the chances of peace if we shut the terrorists out of negotiations?Excluding
(Definition of shut sb/sth out (NOT INCLUDE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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