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English definition of “shut sth away”

shut sth away

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with shut   /ʃʌt/ (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut) us  
to put something in a place where other people cannot see it or get it: The diamonds are shut away in a bank vault somewhere.Locking and bolting
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