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shut

verb

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1 to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening
  • please shut the door when you leave

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2 to stop the operations of
  • shut both stores for a week

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shut

adjective

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The first known use of shut was before the 12th century

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shushing

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shutdown

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“Shut.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shut. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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