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.

Examples of shut away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Internet Archive would be a temporary bridge between beleaguered readers and the volumes shut away in libraries and schools. David Streitfeld, New York Times, 13 Aug. 2023

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“Shut away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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