Definition of shutdown
: the cessation or suspension of an operation or activity
Examples of shutdown in a Sentence
the shutdown of the factory
the factory resumed operation after a brief shutdown for repairs
Recent Examples of shutdown from the Web
The computer shutdown did not impact security or control of the inmates at either facility, the officials said.
The beach was closed to the public because the governor ordered a government shutdown in New Jersey over a budget impasse.
TRENTON, N.J. – New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as a state government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands.
As the figures at the center of the BiP season shutdown and then restoration reset their lives, the show itself goes on.
Those efforts never fully succeeded, however, and so what was anticipated as a brief work stoppage has turned into a nearly four-year shutdown of portions of the huge laboratory building where the plutonium work is located, known as PF-4.
The biggest project locally impacted by a possible shutdown would be the ongoing widening of 159th Street/Illinois Route 7/U.S. Route 6.
McConnell also tried to prevent the 2013 government shutdown, but was overridden by tea party forces in the House.
That campaign was led by board member Carol Lazier, who just weeks before the surprise shutdown vote had married fellow board member James Merritt.
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Definition of shutdown for English Language Learners
: the act of stopping the operation or activity of a business, machine, etc., for a period of time or forever
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