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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shut  \Shut\,  v.  i. 
  To  close  itself  to  become  closed;  as  the  door  shuts;  it 
  shuts  hard. 
  {To  shut  up},  to  cease  speaking.  [Colloq.]  --T.  Hughes. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shut  \Shut\,  a. 
  1.  Closed  or  fastened;  as  a  shut  door. 
  2.  Rid;  clear;  free  as  to  get  shut  of  a  person.  [Now 
  dialectical  or  local,  Eng.  &  U.S.]  --L'Estrange. 
  3.  (Phon.) 
  a  Formed  by  complete  closure  of  the  mouth  passage,  and 
  with  the  nose  passage  remaining  closed;  stopped,  as 
  are  the  mute  consonants,  p,  t,  k,  b,  d,  and  hard  g. 
  --H.  Sweet. 
  b  Cut  off  sharply  and  abruptly  by  a  following  consonant 
  in  the  same  syllable,  as  the  English  short  vowels, 
  [a^],  [e^],  [i^],  [o^],  [u^],  always  are 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shut  \Shut\,  n. 
  The  act  or  time  of  shutting;  close  as  the  shut  of  a  door. 
  Just  then  returned  at  shut  of  evening  flowers. 
  2.  A  door  or  cover;  a  shutter.  [Obs.]  --Sir  I.  Newton. 
  3.  The  line  or  place  where  two  pieces  of  metal  are  united  by 
  {Cold  shut},  the  imperfection  in  a  casting  caused  by  the 
  flowing  of  liquid  metal  upon  partially  chilled  metal; 
  also  the  imperfect  weld  in  a  forging  caused  by  the 
  inadequate  heat  of  one  surface  under  working. 
  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 
  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 
  {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. 
  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. 
  e  To  unite,  as  two  pieces  of  metal  by  welding. 
  f  To  cause  to  become  silent  by  authority,  argument,  or 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  not  open  "the  door  slammed  shut"  [syn:  {unopen},  {closed}] 
  [ant:  {open}] 
  2:  used  especially  of  mouth  or  eyes;  "he  sat  quietly  with 
  closed  eyes";  "his  eyes  were  shut  against  the  sunlight" 
  [syn:  {closed}]  [ant:  {open}] 
  v  1:  move  so  that  an  opening  or  passage  is  obstructed;  make  shut; 
  "Close  the  door";  "shut  the  window"  [syn:  {close}]  [ant: 
  2:  become  closed;  "The  windows  closed  with  a  loud  bang"  [syn:  {close}] 
  [ant:  {open}] 
  3:  prevent  from  entering;  shut  out  "The  trees  were  shutting 
  out  all  sunlight";  "This  policy  excludes  people  who  have  a 
  criminal  record  from  entering  the  country"  [syn:  {exclude}, 
  {keep  out},  {shut  out}]  [ant:  {admit}] 

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