shut up

verb
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of shut up

: to cause (a person) to stop talking
: to cease writing or speaking

Examples of shut up in a Sentence

  1. you have no right to tell the rest of us to shut up

  2. nothing I said would shut them up

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First Known Use of shut up

1814

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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shut up Synonyms

Antonyms

speak, talk;

Phrases

hold one's tongue (or hold one's peace);



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