shut

Definitions of shut
  1. verb
    move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    shut the window”
    synonyms: close
    close
    become closed
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    open, open up
    cause to open or to become open
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    snap
    close with a snapping motion
    slat
    close the slats of (windows)
    bang, slam
    close violently
    shutter
    close with shutters
    draw
    move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
    roll up
    close (a car window) by causing it to move up, as with a handle
    bung
    close with a cork or stopper
    seal, seal off
    make tight; secure against leakage
    reseal
    seal again
    waterproof
    make watertight
    calk, caulk
    seal with caulking
    pack
    seal with packing
  2. verb
    prevent from entering; shut out
    “The trees were shutting out all sunlight”
    synonyms: exclude, keep out, shut out
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    admit, include, let in
    allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
    accept, admit, take, take on
    admit into a group or community
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    curse, excommunicate, unchurch
    exclude from a church or a religious community
    lock out
    prevent employees from working during a strike
    ostracise, ostracize
    avoid speaking to or dealing with
    boycott
    refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
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    keep, prevent
    stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
  3. verb
    become closed
    synonyms: close
    close
    move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
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    open, open up
    become open
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    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  4. adjective
    not open
    “the door slammed shut
    synonyms: closed, unopen
    closed
    not open or affording passage or access
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    open, unfastened
    affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed
    ajar
    slightly open
    wide-open
    open wide
    open
    affording free passage or access
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  5. adjective
    used especially of mouth or eyes
    “his eyes were shut against the sunlight”
    synonyms: closed
    blinking, winking
    closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly
    compressed, tight
    pressed tightly together
    squinched, squinting
    having eyes half closed in order to see better
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    open, opened
    used of mouth or eyes
    agape, gaping
    with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
    agaze, staring
    (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
    wide, wide-eyed
    (used of eyes) fully open or extended
    yawning
    with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness
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