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shut (sth) down

phrasal verb with shut uk   us   /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
B1 If a ​business or a ​largepiece of ​equipmentshuts down or someone ​shuts it down, it ​stopsoperating: The ​companyplans to ​shut down four ​factories and ​cut 10,000 ​jobs. The ​crewshut down the ​right-handengine of the ​aircraft.

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shut (sth) down

phrasal verb with shut uk   us   /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (shutting, shut, shut)
[I or T] IT, PRODUCTION if a ​computer or other ​machineshuts down or someone ​shuts it down, it ​stopsoperating: The ​unit, which can ​process 70,000 ​barrelsper day of ​crudeoil, was ​shut down for 21 days. Later that day, the ​servershut down completely.
[T] PRODUCTION, COMMERCE if someone ​shuts a ​process down, they ​stop it: British ​authoritiesfinallyshut down ​production at the Liverpool ​plant of the vaccine ​maker. We have ​shut the ivory ​trade down altogether.
[I or T] PRODUCTION, COMMERCE if a ​business or ​organizationshuts down or someone ​shuts it down, it ​stopsoperating either temporarily or permanently: But now, we must ​consolidate and ​shut down ​plants. The ​governmentshut down yesterday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. ​holiday.
(Definition of shut (sth) down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shut (sth) down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 关闭, (使)停止运转…
in Turkish kapatmak, kapanmak…
in Russian закрывать(ся), блокировать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關閉, (使)停止運作…
in Polish zamykać coś /się…
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