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shut out

transitive verb

Definition of shut out

  1. 1 :  exclude

  2. 2 :  to prevent (an opponent) from scoring in a game or contest

  3. 3 :  to forestall the bidding of (bridge opponents) by making a high or preemptive bid



Examples of shut out in a sentence

  1. <local residents feel that they have been shut out of the debate for expanding the airport>



14th Century

First Known Use of shut out

14th century



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