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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shut \Shut\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Shut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shutting}.] [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. sch["u]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. sce['o]tan to shoot. [root]159. See {Shoot}.]

1. To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth.

2. To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade.

Shall that be shut to man which to the beast Is open? --Milton.

3. To preclude; to exclude; to bar out. "Shut from every shore." --Dryden.

4. To fold together; to close over, as the fingers; to close by bringing the parts together; as, to shut the hand; to shut a book.

{To shut in}. (a) To inclose; to confine. "The Lord shut him in." --Cen. vii. 16. (b) To cover or intercept the view of; as, one point shuts in another.

{To shut off}. (a) To exclude. (b) To prevent the passage of, as steam through a pipe, or water through a flume, by closing a cock, valve, or gate.

{To shut out}, to preclude from entering; to deny admission to; to exclude; as, to shut out rain by a tight roof.

{To shut together}, to unite; to close, especially to close by welding.

{To shut up}. (a) To close; to make fast the entrances into; as, to shut up a house. (b) To obstruct. "Dangerous rocks shut up the passage." --Sir W. Raleigh. (c) To inclose; to confine; to imprison; to fasten in; as, to shut up a prisoner.

Before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. --Gal. iii. 23. (d) To end; to terminate; to conclude.

When the scene of life is shut up, the slave will be above his master if he has acted better. --Collier. (e) To unite, as two pieces of metal by welding. (f) To cause to become silent by authority, argument, or force.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shut \Shut\, verb (used without an object) To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard.

{To shut up}, to cease speaking. [Colloq.] --T. Hughes.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shut \Shut\, adjective

1. Closed or fastened; as, a shut door.

2. Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person. [Now dialectical or local, Eng. & U.S.] --L'Estrange.

3. (Phon.) (a) Formed by complete closure of the mouth passage, and with the nose passage remaining closed; stopped, as are the mute consonants, p, t, k, b, d, and hard g. --H. Sweet. (b) Cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant in the same syllable, as the English short vowels, [a^], [e^], [i^], [o^], [u^], always are.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shut \Shut\, noun The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door.

Just then returned at shut of evening flowers. --Milton.

2. A door or cover; a shutter. [Obs.] --Sir I. Newton.

3. The line or place where two pieces of metal are united by welding.

{Cold shut}, the imperfection in a casting caused by the flowing of liquid metal upon partially chilled metal; also, the imperfect weld in a forging caused by the inadequate heat of one surface under working.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

shut

adjective

1: not open; "the door slammed shut" [syn: {shut}, {unopen}, {closed}] [ant: {open}, {unfastened}]

2: used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight" [syn: {closed}, {shut}] [ant: {open}, {opened}]

verb

1: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window" [syn: {close}, {shut}] [ant: {open}, {open up}]

2: become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang" [syn: {close}, {shut}] [ant: {open}, {open up}]

3: prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country" [syn: {exclude}, {keep out}, {shut out}, {shut}] [ant: {admit}, {include}, {let in}]


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