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shut sb/sth in (sth)

phrasal verb with shut     /ʃʌt/ verb [I, T] ( present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
to prevent someone or something from leaving a place by shutting a door or gate: We normally shut the dog in the kitchen when we go out.Closing and blocking
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