Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “shut”

shut

verb /ʃat/ (present participle shutting, past tense, past participle shut)
to move (a door, window, lid etc ) so that it covers or fills an opening; to move (a drawer, book etc) so that it is no longer open
cerrar
Shut that door, please! Shut your eyes and don’t look.
to become closed
cerrarse
The window shut with a bang.
to close and usually lock (a building etc ) eg at the end of the day or when people no longer work there
cerrar
The shops all shut at half past five There’s a rumour that the factory is going to be shut.
to keep in or out of some place or keep away from someone by shutting something
encerrar
The dog was shut inside the house.
shut down phrasal verb (of a factory etc) to close or be closed, for a time or permanently
cerrar, apagar, clausurar
There is a rumour going round that the factory is going to (be) shut down (nounshut-down).
shut off phrasal verb to stop an engine working, a liquid flowing etc
cortar, cerrar
I’ll need to shut the gas off before I repair the fire.
to keep away (from); to make separate (from)
aislar(se)
He shut himself off from the rest of the world.
shut up phrasal verb to (cause to) stop speaking
callarse, hacer callar
Tell them to shut up! That’ll shut him up!
to close and lock
cerrar
It’s time to shut up the shop.
(Definition of shut from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Neglecting and ignoring, but you might be interested in these topics from the Attention and care topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “shut” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

light at the end of the tunnel

signs of improvement in a situation that has been bad for a long time, or signs that a long and difficult piece of work is almost finished

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More