Shut

Definition of Shut

v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Shut; p. pr. & vb. n. Shutting.]
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.
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
b - To cover or intercept the view of; as, one point shuts in another.
- Cen. vii. 16.
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
c - To inclose; to confine; to imprison; to fasten in; as, to shut up a prisoner.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
Before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
- Gal. iii. 23.
When the scene of life is shut up, the slave will be above his master if he has acted better.
- Collier.
v. i.1.To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard.
To shut up
to cease speaking.
- T. Hughes.
a.1.Closed or fastened; as, a shut door.
2.Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person.
3.(Phon.) 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.
n.1.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.
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.

Related Words

ban, bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, blank, blind, blind-alley, block out, bolt, bolted, bottle up, box in, button, button up, cease, cecal, choke, choke off, choked, choked off, clap, close down, close off, close up, closed, conceal, confine, constrict, constricted, contain, contract, contracted, coop up, cover, cut, cut off, cut out, dead, dead-end, debar, disallow, discontinue, douse, eliminate, exclude, fasten, fastened, fence in, fold, fold up, gag, halt, hide, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, isolate, jail, keep away, keep in, keep out, keep quiet, key, kill, latch, leave off, lock, lock out, lock up, locked up, mask, mute, occlude, padlock, pen, plumb, prohibit, put to, quieten, screen, seal off, seal up, seclude, secure, segregate, send to Coventry, separate, sequester, shush, shut down, shut in, shut off, shut out, shut the door, shut up, silence, slam, snap, squeeze shut, squeezed shut, stifle, strangle, strangulated, suspend, switch off, turn off, unopen, unopened, unvented, unventilated, veil, zip up, zipper
Word:

Browse

Shudderingly
Shude
Shuffle
Shuffleboard
Shufflecap
Shuffler
Shufflewing
Shuffling
Shug
Shumac
Shun
Shunless
Shunt
Shunt dynamo
Shunt gun
Shunt rifling
Shunt valve
Shunt winding
Shunter
Shunting
-Shut-
Shute
Shutten race
Shutter
Shuttered
Shuttle
Shuttle box
shuttle race
Shuttle shell
Shuttlecock
Shuttlecork
Shuttlewise
Shwan-pan
Shy
Shyly
Shyness
Shyster
Si
Si quis
Siaga
Sialogogue
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy