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English definition of “shut”

shut

verb [I or T]     /ʃʌt/ (shutting, shut, shut)
UK COMMERCE, WORKPLACE if a store , restaurant , or public place shuts or someone shuts it, it stops being open for business at the end of the day , week , etc.: The shops shut at 7 on Friday .
COMMERCE if a business shuts or is shut, it stops operating permanently : When tougher controls force these dumps to shut, their operators will vanish . The older plant will be shut down soon .
shut up shop UK informal to stop operating a business either temporarily or permanently : Last weekend the greengrocer shut up shop and others are likely to follow . In contrast to other national institutions that are shutting up shop for Christmas , nobody knows when - if ever - it will re-open.
(Definition of shut verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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