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English definition of “shut”

shut

adjective [after verb]     /ʃʌt/
B1 closed: I suspected something was wrong when I noticed her curtains were still shut at lunchtime.figurative The government ought to have opened the door to Japanese investment instead of slamming it shut. → See also open-and-shutOpen and closed
(Definition of shut adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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