shut out

Definitions of shut out
  1. verb
    prevent from entering; shut out
    synonyms: exclude, keep out, shut
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    Antonyms:
    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
    type of:
    keep, prevent
    stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
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