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English definition of “shut (sth) up”

shut (sth) up

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verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with shut   /ʃʌt/ (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut) us  
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
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