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shutting


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shut  \Shut\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shut};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Shutting}.]  [OE.  shutten,  schutten  shetten,  schitten  AS 
  scyttan  to  shut  or  lock  up  (akin  to  D.  schutten  G. 
  sch["u]tzen  to  protect),  properly,  to  fasten  with  a  bolt  or 
  bar  shot  across  fr  AS  sce['o]tan  to  shoot.  [root]159.  See 
  {Shoot}.] 
  1.  To  close  so  as  to  hinder  ingress  or  egress;  as  to  shut  a 
  door  or  a  gate;  to  shut  one's  eyes  or  mouth. 
 
  2.  To  forbid  entrance  into  to  prohibit;  to  bar;  as  to  shut 
  the  ports  of  a  country  by  a  blockade. 
 
  Shall  that  be  shut  to  man  which  to  the  beast  Is 
  open?  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  preclude;  to  exclude;  to  bar  out  ``Shut  from  every 
  shore.''  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  fold  together;  to  close  over  as  the  fingers;  to  close 
  by  bringing  the  parts  together;  as  to  shut  the  hand;  to 
  shut  a  book. 
 
  {To  shut  in}. 
  a  To  inclose;  to  confine.  ``The  Lord  shut  him  in.'' 
  --Cen.  vii.  16. 
  b  To  cover  or  intercept  the  view  of  as  one  point  shuts 
  in  another. 
 
  {To  shut  off}. 
  a  To  exclude. 
  b  To  prevent  the  passage  of  as  steam  through  a  pipe,  or 
  water  through  a  flume,  by  closing  a  cock,  valve,  or 
  gate. 
 
  {To  shut  out},  to  preclude  from  entering;  to  deny  admission 
  to  to  exclude;  as  to  shut  out  rain  by  a  tight  roof. 
 
  {To  shut  together},  to  unite;  to  close  especially  to  close 
  by  welding. 
 
  {To  shut  up}. 
  a  To  close  to  make  fast  the  entrances  into  as  to  shut 
  up  a  house. 
  b  To  obstruct.  ``Dangerous  rocks  shut  up  the  passage.'' 
  --Sir  W.  Raleigh. 
  c  To  inclose;  to  confine;  to  imprison;  to  fasten  in  as 
  to  shut  up  a  prisoner. 
 
  Before  faith  came  we  were  kept  under  the  law, 
  shut  up  unto  the  faith  which  should  afterwards 
  be  revealed.  --Gal.  iii. 
  23. 
  d  To  end  to  terminate;  to  conclude. 
 
  When  the  scene  of  life  is  shut  up  the  slave 
  will  be  above  his  master  if  he  has  acted  better. 
  --Collier. 
  e  To  unite,  as  two  pieces  of  metal  by  welding. 
  f  To  cause  to  become  silent  by  authority,  argument,  or 
  force. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shutting 
  n  :  the  act  of  closing  something  [syn:  {closing}]  [ant:  {opening}] 




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