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English definition of “shut yourself away”

shut yourself away

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with shut   /ʃʌt/ (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut) us  
to go into a place that you are unwilling to leave and where you do not want to be interrupted by other people: Andy shuts himself away in his studio for hours on end when he's recording a song.
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