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English definition of “shut sth in sth”

shut sth in sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with shut   /ʃʌt/ (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut) us  
to catch part of your body or an object inside a device or container when it closes: Steve was off work for a week after he shut his hand in the car door.Squeezing and grinding
(Definition of shut sth in sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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