Translation of "shut" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ʃʌt/ us /ʃʌt/ present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut

A2 to close something, or to become closed

Shut the door.
He lay back and shut his eyes.
The door shut with a bang.

A2 When a shop, restaurant, etc. shuts, it stops serving customers and does not allow people to enter.

The museum shuts at four o’clock on Fridays.
keep your mouth shut informal

to stop talking

callarse la boca
Just shut your mouth and stop whining!
adjective uk /ʃʌt/ us /ʃʌt/

B1 closed

We had to keep the windows shut because of the fire next door.
Her eyes were shut, but she was still awake.

B1 When a shop, restaurant, etc. is shut, it is not serving customers.

The banks are shut now.

(Translation of “shut” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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

Shut that door, please!
Shut your eyes and don’t look.

to become closed

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

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

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)

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

It’s time to shut up the shop.

(Translation of “shut” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)