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English definition of “shut (sth) down”

shut (sth) down

phrasal verb with shut
 
 
/ʃʌt/ verb [I, T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
B2 If a business or a large piece of equipment shuts down or someone shuts it down, it stops operating: Many factories have been forced to shut down. We shut the whole computer system down for 24 hours.Causing something to endComing to an endNot functioning
(Definition of shut (sth) down from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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