Definition of shut away
- She was shut away in prison for three years.
- He shut himself away (in his room) to study.
: to move into position to close an opening
: to prevent entrance to or passage to or from
: to confine by or as if by enclosure
: closed, fastened, or folded together
: rid, clear, free
: the act of shutting
: on the way : along
: from this or that place
: in a secure place or manner
: absent from a place : gone
: distant in space or time
: played on an opponent's grounds
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