Phrasal Verbs With 'Shut'

We have 11 phrasal verb definition related to 'shut'.

Shut away

Meaning:

Imprison or remove someone's freedom

Example:

Many people have been SHUT AWAY in psychiatric hospitals for disagreeing with the government.

Shut down

Meaning:

Close a business, shop, etc.

Example:

The shop SHUT DOWN when the out-of-town supermarket opened.

Shut down

Meaning:

Turn a computer off

Example:

You should close all programs before you SHUT a computer DOWN.

Shut in

Meaning:

Prevent someone from leaving

Example:

I SHUT the cat IN until it was time to go to the vet.

Shut off

Meaning:

Close, prevent access

Example:

They SHUT the water OFF while they did the repairs.

Shut out

Meaning:

Exclude

Example:

You have to SHUT your feelings OUT to deal with it.

Shut out

Meaning:

Not allow a player or team to score

Example:

The Dodgers SHUT OUT the Giants 3-0.

Shut out of

Meaning:

Exclude someone from an activity, etc

Example:

He's been SHUT OUT OF the discussions.

Shut up

Meaning:

Stop talking or making noise

Example:

He told us to SHUT UP and start working.

Shut up

Meaning:

Close for a period of time

Example:

They SHUT the shop UP for a fortnight while they were on holiday.

Shut yourself away

Meaning:

Withdraw from company

Example:

She's SHUT herself AWAY to revise for her exams.


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