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English definition of “shutout”


noun [C]     /ˈʃʌt.aʊt/ US  /ˈʃʌt̬-/ US
a situation in a sports competition in which a player or team wins without the other player or team scoring any points Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
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