shut away

phrasal verb

shut away; shutting away; shuts away
: to put (someone or something) in a place that is separate from others
She was shut away in prison for three years.
He shut himself away (in his room) to study.

Dictionary Entries Near shut away

Cite this Entry

“Shut away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?