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shut (sth) down

phrasal verb with shut uk   /ʃʌt/  us   /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
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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 machine shuts down or someone shuts it down, it stops operating: The unit, which can process 70,000 barrels per day of crude oil, was shut down for 21 days. Later that day, the server shut down completely.
[T] PRODUCTION, COMMERCE if someone shuts a process down, they stop it: British authorities finally shut 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 organization shuts down or someone shuts it down, it stops operating either temporarily or permanently: But now, we must consolidate and shut down plants. The government shut 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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“shut (sth) down” in Business English

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