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shut sb/sth in (sth)

phrasal verb with shut uk   us   /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
to ​prevent someone or something from ​leaving a ​place, usually by ​closing or ​fastening a ​door or ​gate: The ​cat was ​shut in the ​garage all ​night. He was so ​upset that he ​shut himself in his ​bedroom and ​refused to come out.
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