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Meaning & Definition of Shut in English

English

Shut

/ʃət/

verb

1. Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed

  • Make shut
  • "Close the door"
  • "Shut the window"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • shut

2. Become closed

  • "The windows closed with a loud bang"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • shut

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"
    synonym:
  • exclude
  • ,
  • keep out
  • ,
  • shut out
  • ,
  • shut

adjective

1. Not open

  • "The door slammed shut"
    synonym:
  • shut
  • ,
  • unopen
  • ,
  • closed

2. Used especially of mouth or eyes

  • "He sat quietly with closed eyes"
  • "His eyes were shut against the sunlight"
    synonym:
  • closed
  • ,
  • shut

Examples of using

This is all your fault. So, you'd better just shut up.
Please shut the door.
Will you shut your mouth or not?