shutout

noun
shut·​out | \ ˈshət-ˌau̇t How to pronounce shutout (audio) \

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
shut out; shutting out; shuts out

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

Sean Manaea dealt six shutout innings, striking out six and giving up just three hits on 95 pitches. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Athletics break 23-year record, sweep Rangers," 15 Sep. 2019 Cueto threw five shutout innings in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Miami at Oracle Park. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto thrives again in victory over Marlins," 15 Sep. 2019 RHP Ignacio Feliz struck out seven and allowed only one hit in six shutout innings in the start. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Minors: Storm advance to Cal League finals; Sod Poodles still scrapping," 8 Sep. 2019 Cubs righthander Yu Darvish dominated through seven shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out 10. Emily Caron, SI.com, "Bryce Harper Demolishes Walk-Off Grand Slam to Cap Phillies' Comeback Over Cubs," 15 Aug. 2019 Giants right-hander Dereck Rodriguez, who entered the game with a 4-6 record and 5.32 ERA, kept the Diamondbacks hitters off balance through seven shutout innings. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Diamondbacks dumbfounded after shutout loss to Giants in series opener," 15 Aug. 2019 But in 2019, Rodriguez has shed his past inconsistency and emerged as ballast for the Red Sox rotation, a pattern that continued with seven shutout innings in a 9-4 Red Sox victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Steady Eddie’ Rodriguez gets Red Sox back on track," 23 July 2019 Caleb Smith and Rocco Castrillon both combined for three shutout innings in relief. Alex Kushel, sun-sentinel.com, "West Boynton Little League team wins district championship," 11 July 2019 Rocker worked around two singles, two walks and two errors through six shutout innings. Eric Olson, The Denver Post, "Vandy rides Rocker to win, forces a Game 3 vs. Michigan," 25 June 2019

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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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The first known use of shutout was in the 14th century

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shutout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shutout

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

shutout

noun
shut·​out | \ ˈshət-ˌau̇t How to pronounce shutout (audio) \

Kids Definition of shutout

: a game in which one side fails to score

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