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English definition of “shut (sth) up”

shut (sth) up

UK phrasal verb with shut     /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
to close a shop or other business for a period of time , usually when business is finished for the day : By the time we got there, all the market traders were shutting up.Unfastening and opening
(Definition of shut (sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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