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English adjective: shut up

1. shut up closely confined


Synonymspent


Similarconfined


Antonymsunconfined


English verb: shut up

1. shut up (communication) refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent


SamplesThe children shut up when their father approached.


Synonymsbe quiet, belt up, button up, clam up, close up, dummy up, keep mum


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Antonymsopen up

2. shut up (contact) place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape


SamplesThe parents locked her daughter up for the weekend.
She locked her jewels in the safe.


Synonymslock, lock away, lock in, lock up, put away, shut away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)confine

3. shut up (change) cause to be quiet or not talk


SamplesPlease silence the children in the church!.


Synonymshush, hush up, quieten, silence, still


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress


Narrower (hyponym)calm down, gag, lull, muzzle, shout down, shush


Causehush


Verb grouphush, pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down, quieten


Antonymslouden









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