shutout

noun
shut·out | \ˈshət-ˌau̇t \

Definition of shutout 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a game or contest in which one side fails to score

2 : a preemptive bid in bridge

shut out

verb

Definition of shut out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : exclude

2 : to prevent (an opponent) from scoring in a game or contest

3 : to forestall the bidding of (bridge opponents) by making a high or preemptive bid

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Synonyms & Antonyms for shutout

Synonyms: Verb

ban, bar, close out, count (out), debar, eliminate, except, exclude, freeze out, rule out

Antonyms: Verb

admit, include

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Examples of shutout in a Sentence

Noun

They beat us in a 9–0 shutout.

Verb

local residents feel that they have been shut out of the debate for expanding the airport

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Trevor Richards threw six scoreless innings and Cameron Maybin made a run-saving catch in the fifth inning to preserve the shutout. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "A Closer Look: Miami Marlins 2, Philadelphia Phillies 0," 14 July 2018 The Orioles finally broke up the shutout in the eighth inning on a two-run homer by leadoff man Tim Beckham. Peter Schmuck, baltimoresun.com, "Yankees strike back, salvage doubleheader split with 10-2 rout of Orioles," 10 July 2018 The shutout was the fourth in the last six matches for Cincinnati. Scott Winfield, Cincinnati.com, "ICYMI: FC Cincinnati ties soon-to-be MLS rival, three Cincinnati Reds named MLB All-Stars," 9 July 2018 Jose Urena made a nice impression in his first game back from the disabled list, delivering five scoreless innings before the Marlins' thin bullpen took over and carried the shutout to the end. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Sleep-deprived Marlins wake up late to take down Rays in 3-0 win," 4 July 2018 Burbank finally broke the shutout in the third inning to get to within 9-2. Jeff Tully, latimes.com, "Burbank 8-10 All-Stars softball falls short of title," 4 July 2018 Yes, Felipe Baloy ruined the shutout with his sliding 78th-minute finish. Brian Straus, SI.com, "England's New Three Lions Appear to Be a Different Animal at This World Cup," 24 June 2018 Joe Kelly and Matt Barnes each pitched an inning to complete the four-hit shutout that only took 2 hours, 29 minutes. Ken Powtak, courant.com, "Sale Strikes Out 13 In 7 Innings As Red Sox Shut Out Mariners," 24 June 2018 Fire goalie Richard Sanchez made four saves for the shutout. Chicago Tribune Staff Report, chicagotribune.com, "Fire advance in U.S. Open Cup before record crowd in Atlanta," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of shutout

Noun

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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shutout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shutout

: a game or contest in which one side does not score

shutout

noun
shut·out | \ˈshət-ˌau̇t \

Kids Definition of shutout

: a game in which one side fails to score

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