Synonyms of shut in English:

shut


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See UK English definition of shut

See Spanish definition of cerrar

verb

1‘please shut the door’

SYNONYMS
close, draw to, pull to, push to, slam, fasten
put the lid on, bar, lock, latch, padlock, secure, seal
put up the shutters
ANTONYMS

open, unlock


Phrases

    shut something down

    1‘they have shut down the factory’


    SYNONYMS
    close, close down, discontinue, put into receivership, liquidate, put into liquidation
    ANTONYMS

    open, open up

    2‘the correct way to shut the machine down is to type ‘exit’’


    SYNONYMS
    switch off, power down, stop, halt
    ANTONYMS

    switch on, start

    shut something off

    ‘a door pivots to shut off the gallery’


    SYNONYMS
    close off, seal off, tape off, fence off, rope off, screen off, curtain off, cordon off, partition off, separate off, isolate, segregate, blockade, quarantine
    seal, close, turn off, cut, stop, halt
    enclose, encircle, surround
    shut up

    ‘just shut up and listen’


    SYNONYMS
    be quiet, keep quiet, stay quiet, be silent, keep silent, stay silent, hold one's tongue, keep one's lips sealed
    stop talking, say no more, fall silent, dry up
    British quieten, quieten down
    North American quiet, quiet down
    informal keep mum, button one's lip, button it, cut the cackle, pipe down, clam up, shut it, shut your face, shut your mouth, shut your trap, keep your face shut, keep your mouth shut, keep your trap shut, put a sock in it, give it a rest
    British informal wrap up, wrap it up, shut your gob, belt up
    North American informal save it, can it
    ANTONYMS

    speak up

    shut someone or something in

    ‘she pushed the dogs into the breakfast room and shut them in’


    SYNONYMS
    confine, enclose, impound, shut up, pen, pen in, pen up, fence in, hedge in
    hurdle, rail in, coop, coop up, mew up, immure, box in, box up, wall in, wall up, lock in, lock up, cage, imprison, intern, hold captive, incarcerate, encircle, surround, ring, encompass, hem in, close in, trap, kettle
    North American corral
    rare gird, compass
    shut someone or something up

    1‘I haven't shut the hens up yet’


    SYNONYMS
    confine, enclose, impound, pen, pen in, pen up, fence in, hedge in
    hurdle, rail in, coop, coop up, mew up, box in, box up, wall in, wall up, immure, lock in, lock up, cage, imprison, intern, hold captive, incarcerate, encircle, surround, ring, encompass, hem in, close in, shut in, trap
    North American corral
    rare gird, compass

    2‘that should shut them up’


    SYNONYMS
    silence, hush, shush, still, gag, muzzle
    British quieten, quieten down
    North American quiet, quiet down
    shut someone or something away

    ‘she supposes that Mrs Tilney was shut away in her bedroom chamber’


    SYNONYMS
    confine, isolate, cloister, sequester, seclude, closet, immure
    shut down

    ‘the factory has shut down’


    SYNONYMS
    cease activity, close, close down, cease production, cease operating, come to a halt, go on strike, cease trading, collapse, fail, crash, go under, go to the wall, go bankrupt, become insolvent, go into receivership, go into liquidation, be liquidated, be wound up, be closed, be closed down, be shut, be shut down
    informal go bust, go bump, fold, flop, flatline, go broke, go belly up
    shut someone or something out

    1‘he had accidentally shut me out of the house’


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    lock out, keep out, exclude, leave out, refuse entrance to, deny admittance to
    ANTONYMS

    let in

    2‘she tried to shut out those memories’


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    block, suppress, halt, stop, forget
    informal unknow
    ANTONYMS

    call up, recall

    3‘the bamboo shut out the light as effectively as the forest canopy’


    SYNONYMS
    keep out, block out, screen, cover up, hide, conceal, veil
    ANTONYMS

    let in