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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
shut (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to move into position to close an opening - shut the lid
b) to prevent entrance to or passage to or from
2.
to confine by or as if by enclosure - shut herself in her study
3.
to fasten with a lock or bolt
4.
to close by bringing enclosing or covering parts together - shut the eyes
5.
intransitive verb
to cause to cease or suspend an operation or activity - often used with down
1.
to close itself or become closed - flowers that shut at night
2.
to cease or suspend an operation or activity - often used with down
shut (adjective)
1.
closed, fastened, or folded together
2.
- rid clear free usually used with of
shut (noun)
the act of - shutting
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
shut (adjective)
no longer burdened with something unpleasant or painful
SYNONIMS:
disencumbered, quit, shut (of), unburdened
RELATED WORDS:
delivered, freed, liberated, released; unhampered, unimpeded
NEAR ANTONYMS:
encumbered, handicapped, hindered, hobbled
shut (verb)
1.
to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening
SYNONIMS:
make, shut, steek
RELATED WORDS:
bar, batten (down), bolt, chain, fasten, latch, lock; plug, seal, stopper; secure; bang, clap, slam
NEAR ANTONYMS:
unbar, unbolt, unchain, unfasten, unlatch, unlock, unseal
open
shut (verb)
2.
to stop the operations of
SYNONIMS:
close (down), close out, shut
RELATED WORDS:
phase out, turn off; extinguish, quell, suppress; gag, muzzle, silence; fail, fold
NEAR ANTONYMS:
build, expand
open, start
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