shut down

verb

Definition of shut down

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to settle so as to obscure vision :  close in the night shut down early

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to make ineffective in competition shut down the opposition's offensive line

1779

First Known Use of shut down

1779



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up shut down? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!