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    shut - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shut

    Definition
    (verb) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    Synonyms : close
    Example Sentence
    • Close the door
    • shut the window
    Definition
    (verb) become closed
    Synonyms : close
    Example Sentence
    • The windows closed with a loud bang
    Definition
    (verb) prevent from entering; shut out
    Synonyms : exclude , keep out , shut out
    Example Sentence
    • The trees were shutting out all sunlight
    • This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country
    Definition
    (adj) not open
    Synonyms : closed , unopen
    Example Sentence
    • the door slammed shut
    Definition
    (adj) used especially of mouth or eyes
    Synonyms : closed
    Example Sentence
    • he sat quietly with closed eyes
    • his eyes were shut against the sunlight
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