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English definition of “shut yourself off”

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.Isolating and separating
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