shut up

Primary Meanings of shut up

1.
v
cause to be quiet or not talk
2.
vadj
place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
closely confined
Full Definitions of shut up
1

v cause to be quiet or not talk

Synonyms:
hush, hush up, quieten, silence, still
hush, pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down, quieten
become quiet or quieter
Antonyms:
louden
cause to become loud
louden
become louder
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shush
silence (someone) by uttering `shush!'
calm down, lull
become quiet or less intensive
shout down
silence or overwhelm by shouting
gag, muzzle
prevent from speaking out
Type of:
conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress
to put down by force or authority

v refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent

“The children shut up when their father approached”
Synonyms:
be quiet, belt up, button up, clam up, close up, dummy up, keep mum
Antonyms:
open up
talk freely and without inhibition
2

v place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape

Synonyms:
lock, lock away, lock in, lock up, put away, shut away
Type of:
confine
prevent from leaving or from being removed

adj closely confined

Synonyms:
pent
confined
not free to move about

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