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English definition of “shut yourself away”

shut yourself away

phrasal verb with shut     /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
to go into a place that you are unwilling to leave and where you do not want to be interrupted by other people : Andy shuts himself away in his studio for hours on end when he's recording a song .AloneSeparateness and isolation in space
(Definition of shut yourself away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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