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    shut up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shut up

    Definition
    (verb) refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
    Example Sentence
    • The children shut up when their father approached
    Definition
    (verb) place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    Example Sentence
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe
    Definition
    (verb) cause to be quiet or not talk
    Synonyms : hush , hush up , quieten , silence , still
    Example Sentence
    • Please silence the children in the church!
    Definition
    (adj) closely confined
    Synonyms : pent
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