- 1to close something, especially a door or window, or to become closed
- 2to stop operating or functioning
- 3to confine or imprison someone or something
Using shut: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "shut" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
Please shut the door when you leave.
The store shuts at 9 pm.
The government has shut down several illegal businesses.
The police shut him up in a cell for the night.
shut Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with shut
to stop talking or to make someone stop talking
I wish he would shut up and let me concentrate.
She felt shut out of the conversation.
The factory was shut down due to safety concerns.
Summary: shut in Brief
The verb 'shut' [ʃʌt] means to close something, stop operating, or confine someone or something. It can refer to doors, windows, businesses, or people. Phrases like 'shut up' and 'shut out' denote stopping speech or preventing inclusion, while 'shut down' refers to stopping operation.