shut sb away Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “shut sb away” in the English Dictionary

"shut sb away" in British English

See all translations

shut sb away

phrasal verb with shut uk   us   /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
to put a ​person in a ​place that they are not ​allowed or ​able to ​leave: He was ten ​yearsold when he was ​shut away for ​stealing an ​apple.
(Definition of shut sb away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shut sb away”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把(某人)关起来,使(某人)与外界隔绝…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把(某人)關起來,使(某人)與外界隔絕…
What is the pronunciation of shut sb away?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

nothing of the kind

used to emphasize a negative statement

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More