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shut (sth) down

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with shut   /ʃʌt/ ( present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut) us  
B1 If a business or a large piece of equipment shuts down or someone shuts it down, it stops operating: The company plans to shut down four factories and cut 10,000 jobs. The crew shut down the right-hand engine of the aircraft.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 關閉, (使)停止運作…
in Russian закрывать(ся), блокировать…
in Turkish kapatmak, kapanmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关闭, (使)停止运转…
in Polish zamykać coś /się…
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