shut sb/sth out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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shut sb/sth out

phrasal verb with shut uk   us   /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)


to ​stop someone or something from ​entering or getting back inside a ​house or other ​building: The ​windblew the ​doorclosed behind me and now I'm ​shut out (of the ​house). Don't ​forget to ​shut the ​cat out when you ​leave for ​work.


to not ​include a ​person or ​organization in an ​activity: Anna ​feltshut out of the ​conversation. What are the ​chances of ​peace if we ​shut the ​terrorists out ofnegotiations?
(Definition of shut sb/sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shut sb/sth out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 阻止进入, 阻止…进入,把…关在外面…
in Chinese (Traditional) 阻止進入, 阻止…進入,把…關在外面…
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