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English adjective: shut

1. shut not open


SamplesThe door slammed shut.


Synonymsclosed, unopen


See alsoclosed


Antonymsopen, unfastened

2. shut used especially of mouth or eyes


SamplesHe sat quietly with closed eyes.
His eyes were shut against the sunlight.


Synonymsclosed


Similarblinking, compressed, squinched, squinting, tight, winking


Antonymsopened, open


English verb: shut

1. shut (contact) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut


SamplesClose the door.
Shut the window.


ExamplesThey want to shut the doors


Synonymsclose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)bang, bung, draw, roll up, seal, seal off, shutter, slam, slat, snap


Causeclose, shut


Verb groupclose, shut


Antonymsopen, open up

2. shut (contact) become closed


SamplesThe windows closed with a loud bang.


ExamplesThe doors shut


Synonymsclose


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Verb groupclose, shut


Antonymsopen, open up

3. shut (social) prevent from entering; shut out


SamplesThe trees were shutting out all sunlight.
This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country.


Synonymsexclude, keep out, shut out


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


Broader (hypernym)keep, prevent


Narrower (hyponym)curse, excommunicate, lock out, ostracise, ostracize, unchurch


Antonymslet in, admit, include









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