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shut yourself off

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with shut   /ʃʌt/ ( present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut) us  
to stop speaking to other people or stop being involved with them: When her husband died she seemed to shut herself off from her friends and family.
Translations of “shut yourself off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把自己封閉起來,不再和別人來往…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把自己封闭起来,不再和别人来往…
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